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"The outlet states that a message board in the forums was 'defaced' Monday night; the forums were subsequently taken down and replaced with a message from Steam stating they are 'offline for maintenance,'" writes Ars Technica's Casey Johnston.
"Because some players have reported receiving spam with similar content to the material illicitly splashed across the forums, it's possible that whoever hacked the site may have obtained the e-mail addresses of users who have registered with the site," Johnston writes.
Go to "Steam forums taken offline following possible security breach" to read the details.
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