Mobile app seems to be effected as well, I can see other people's accounts when I go to look at mine. I think I'm done with storing CCs on online storefronts all together after this. Hopefully this doesn't end up as bad as it looks.
Except I made it all the way to the purchase confirmation page on someones account with no passwords entered, and that many others have had games bought with their accounts, and that also many people have had their info changed... so this post is invalid.
Exactly, unfortunately that is false. Billing addresses and complete phone numbers are currently compromised and accessible to other random people and there have been lots of user info changes reported in this very thread.
This has been ongoing for approx. 45 minutes. Just because certain things don't work now any more doesn't mean there wasn't a window where they did work, as several posters have said they were affected.
In the end who knows, could also be coincidental. But things happening T+5 mins are not disproven by saying things don't work T+45 mins.
Hello 19 & 21
A phone number (ending in 0000) has been removed from your account.
If you did not do this, your account may have been compromised. Please change your password immediately, or contact Steam Support.
If people going out of their way to screw others by spoiling Star Wars wasn't enough evidence, people will be assholes when the opportunity presents itself and they feel no punishment will come for them.
I think this has indeed something to do with caching. While being confused myself I've seen a bunch of Russian/Polish/English not-logged in main pages, and a pair of registered Poles. (Shut-outs to Victor and Zeus, merry Christmas pals!)
Browsing Steam web portal logged in may result in your data being cached in turn, so the advice to not do anything until Valve does something about it isn't the worst one.
I'm confused at this "it's a holiday" shit. I mean, you telling me they don't have anyone anywhere handling this able to shut stuff down if it gets bad? Don't they typically offer more pay for holidays to get what few people they can to stay in and work when it's a big huge online thing?
Yeah, they won't have everyone. Yeah, they didn't expect this and are understaffed but they should have some people there able to handle this and if not fix it at least shut it down so nothing gets worse.
Then again I guess losing out on Christmas day sales isn't worth it.
So when I view my account information I am some poor bloke from the UK, with all of his information for me to view. When I see purchase history, I am some different fellow from Canada. When I view Product Keys, I am some other different fellow from Latin America.
This is pretty fucking bad Valve.
Thank god I use Steam Wallet Cards for everything, good god. Hopefully the assholery of screwing with other's accounts will be as little as possible with the holiday and whatnot.