The Steam gaming platform reports around 77,000 accounts are hijacked each month

Study: Security and Trading
Date: December 9 2015

"First, enough money now moves around the system that stealing virtual Steam goods has become a real business for skilled hackers. Second, practically every active Steam account is now involved in the economy, via items or trading cards, with enough value to be worth a hacker's time. Essentially all Steam accounts are now targets.

We see around 77,000 accounts hijacked and pillaged each month. These are not new or na´ve users; these are professional CS:GO players, reddit contributors, item traders, etc. Users can be targeted randomly as part of a larger group or even individually."



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