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How To Get Your Steam Account Pwned 110

Pharmboy writes "It seems a 13 year old was trying to pose as a Steam employee to gain access to someone else's account, and had the tables turned on him. In a battle of wits, it helps to be smarter than the next guy." From the post: "br0kenrabbit says: Unlike you, I DO work for Valve. Trace my ip and you'll see. Greg_ValveOLS says: huh?" In the interests of being nice to Futuremark's forums, I've gone ahead and pasted the whole coversation below. Read More for the entire, priceless, exchange.
br0kenrabbit says: hi

Greg_ValveOLS says: good evening

br0kenrabbit says: What's ip?

br0kenrabbit says: up?

Greg_ValveOLS says: my name is greg a member of the valve online Support team

br0kenrabbit says: On MSN?

Greg_ValveOLS says: yes :)

br0kenrabbit says: Why?

Greg_ValveOLS says: we logged multiple ips from your account and ned to verifi your information

br0kenrabbit says: My information?

Greg_ValveOLS says: we believe someone may have stolen your account mmmm you havent shared youre account infomation with anyone have you?

br0kenrabbit says: No. I don't even have it written down.

Greg_ValveOLS says: hmmm maybe a keylogger on you r PC then maybe you need a format?

br0kenrabbit says: Well...

Greg_ValveOLS says: if you can verify your account information to me i can insure that only your ip have access to it Its a new security feature were trying because this happens so muchlogin names and passwords aint safe anymroe You know. L:)

br0kenrabbit says: Well

Greg_ValveOLS says: dont worry this connect it secure

br0kenrabbit says: Can I be honest with you, Greg?

Greg_ValveOLS says: k

br0kenrabbit says: Look, I don't know how you go this MSN account name, don't really care, either.

br0kenrabbit says: Unlike you, I DO work for Valve. Trace my ip and you'll see.

Greg_ValveOLS says: huh?

Greg_ValveOLS says: bs

br0kenrabbit says: Trace it.

Greg_ValveOLS says: how

br0kenrabbit says: Start/run/cmd type Tracert and then my IP address and hit enter.

Greg_ValveOLS says: oh k

br0kenrabbit says: As an employee, I know that Valve employees will NEVER contact users over MSN. I also know a valve employee will NEVER ask a user for his/her username and password.

br0kenrabbit says: I'm putting a temporary hold on your Steam account.

Greg_ValveOLS says: why?

br0kenrabbit says: Have you read the ToS?

Greg_ValveOLS says: Tod?

Greg_ValveOLS says: tos

br0kenrabbit says: terms of service

Greg_ValveOLS says: were?

br0kenrabbit says: Greg, this is a serious infraction against the Tos. You are at risk of losing your account.

Greg_ValveOLS says: why

br0kenrabbit says: I just told you why

Greg_ValveOLS says: :(

br0kenrabbit says: I need some information from you if you want me to unlock you account. I'm going to write you up but I will only suspend you account for three days, since this is your first infraction, okay?

Greg_ValveOLS says: k

br0kenrabbit says: First, what is the name the account is registered to. Not the user name, the persons real name who created the account. This is for verification purposes.

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxx xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Is this you?

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

br0kenrabbit says: Are you the only user of this account?

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

br0kenrabbit says: Okay, and what is the username

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Okay.

br0kenrabbit says: I see you have purchased a few of our games, thank you. :)

Greg_ValveOLS says: some. dude

Greg_ValveOLS says: m

br0kenrabbit says: Do you always log on from the same IP?

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

br0kenrabbit says: And who is your internet providers, your ISP?

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Thank you. One moment, please, let me verify this information.

Greg_ValveOLS says: am i gonna be bale to play 2nite?

br0kenrabbit says: What is your city of residence?

br0kenrabbit says: That depends on if you cooperate. You're doing fine so far.

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Illinios?

Greg_ValveOLS says: yes

br0kenrabbit says: Okay. And what is the password associated with this account?

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Okay. Do not try to log into steam. If you are connected now you need to log off.

Greg_ValveOLS says: why

br0kenrabbit says: So I can update your account.

Greg_ValveOLS says: can I play 2 nite

Greg_ValveOLS says: clan fight

Greg_ValveOLS says: wont win without me heh

br0kenrabbit says: Heh. You'll have to wait a few minutes. Are you logged off?

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

br0kenrabbit says: Okay. Give me just a moment.

br0kenrabbit says: Try to log in now.

Greg_ValveOLS says: k

Greg_ValveOLS says: It says login failed wtf wtf!!@?

br0kenrabbit says: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says: did u ban me???????????>WHY

br0kenrabbit says: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says: what

br0kenrabbit says: Valve will never ask for your username and password.

Greg_ValveOLS says: what????

br0kenrabbit says: I don't work for Valve dude, but you just got pwnt.

Greg_ValveOLS says: omg dude wtf why?

br0kenrabbit says: Why were you trying to steal my account?

Greg_ValveOLS says: i wanst

br0kenrabbit says: Then why were you asking for my information?

Greg_ValveOLS says: i was just making a joke but not cerious honest dude just give my acount back pllllleeease i'm only 13 and save d up for like a year to buy it

br0kenrabbit says: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says: dude pleas

Greg_ValveOLS says: what

br0kenrabbit says: Go mow some yards, bitch.

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How To Get Your Steam Account Pwned

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  • Still funny as hell though.
  • This is epic win, br0kenrabbit. You are win.
    • Indeed.
    • ...until br0kenrabbit gets a bill of epic proportions from some of the forums, having his account suspended for hacking another person's account, and arrested for hacking.

      Now that is pwned.
      • Actually, he didn't do any hacking. The kid willingly gave him the information he asked for. Posing as a Valve employee, however, if something of which he's 100% guilty. Then again, so is the kid. Regardless, the kid got what he deserved. This isn't something you try with just anyone. There's more than one Kevin Mitnick out there.
  • by rbanzai ( 596355 ) on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @07:29PM (#16666297)
    If Slashdot is just going to post made up shit as news they're going to have to change their slogan.

    • by joshetc ( 955226 )
      Hahahaha omg.

      Mod parent insightful!!!
    • by Propaganda13 ( 312548 ) on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @08:02PM (#16666675)
      here's a classic for you that everyone should know by now.

      The Tale of Eric and the Dread Gazebo
      by Richard Aronson (aronson@sierratel.com) ...In the early seventies, Ed Whitchurch ran "his game," and one of the participants was Eric Sorenson. Eric plays something like a computer. When he games he methodically considers each possibility before choosing his preferred option. If given time, he will invariably pick the optimal solution. It has been known to take weeks. He is otherwise, in all respects, a superior gamer.
      Eric was playing a Neutral Paladin in Ed's game. He was on some lord's lands when the following exchange occurred:

      ED: You see a well groomed garden. In the middle, on a small hill, you
      see a gazebo.
      ERIC: A gazebo? What color is it?
      ED: (Pause) It's white, Eric.
      ERIC: How far away is it?
      ED: About 50 yards.
      ERIC: How big is it?
      ED: (Pause) It's about 30 ft across, 15 ft high, with a pointed top.
      ERIC: I use my sword to detect good on it.
      ED: It's not good, Eric. It's a gazebo.
      ERIC: (Pause) I call out to it.
      ED: It won't answer. It's a gazebo.
      ERIC: (Pause) I sheathe my sword and draw my bow and arrows. Does it
      respond in any way?
      ED: No, Eric, it's a gazebo!
      ERIC: I shoot it with my bow (roll to hit). What happened?
      ED: There is now a gazebo with an arrow sticking out of it.
      ERIC: (Pause) Wasn't it wounded?
      ERIC: (Whimper) But that was a +3 arrow!
      ED: It's a gazebo, Eric, a GAZEBO! If you really want to try to
      destroy it, you could try to chop it with an axe, I suppose, or you
      could try to burn it, but I don't know why anybody would even try.
      It's a @#$%!! gazebo!
      ERIC: (Long pause. He has no axe or fire spells.) I run away.
      ED: (Thoroughly frustrated) It's too late. You've awakened the gazebo.
      It catches you and eats you.
      ERIC: (Reaching for his dice) Maybe I'll roll up a fire-using mage so
      I can avenge my Paladin.

      At this point, the increasingly amused fellow party members restored a modicum of order by explaining to Eric what a gazebo is. Thus ends the tale of Eric and the Dread Gazebo. It could have been worse; at least the gazebo wasn't on a grassy gnoll.
    • Greg_ValveOLS, is that you?

      We have detected some.. eh .. things from your EA account while you were playing battlefield2.

      Please supply me with your EA account details.
      Oh. And your mothers credit card details while your at it..


      EA Support Team.
    • Well, since rumors from biased sources have always seemed to count as "news" under the /. definition, this doesn't seem to be that far below the standard.

      At least is amusing, which is better than some of the other not-news that ends up here.
    • Agreed; what do people think this place is, Digg?
    • Are you serious? Phishing is news! This is important stuff! This IS news that matters! omg! I don't care if it was made up or not. It was pretty damned funny. I can hack a little entertainment with my news that matters. Having fun sometimes matters too. Lighten up man. Life is way too short to get uptight about a funny story on the hallowed site with the news that matters. LOL! Love that ownage! oh ya!
    • Agreed, although I would call it "Two little dumbshits who need to get their doors kicked in by law enforcement and their toys taken away".

      I hope hit happens real soon.

    • by rabbot ( 740825 )
      I think digg took that slogan already.
  • And now his account will be disabled by Valve for doing the exact thing the original guy was trying to do to him.

    I at least hope he doesn't use br0kenrabbit as his Steam login name.
    • Even if his does get disabled, at least he has a spare now! ;-)

      I play Counter-Strike and other HL-related games on Steam and I also play Guild Wars. I constantly see people attempting to scam others into thinking they can buy a valid CD key for a game or get cheats from a dev team "member" and other garbage constantly. It's nice to see one of those jerks get burned.
  • Wasn't that a comedy sketch? If not, it should be.

    Man, that was funny!
  • Come on slashdot (Score:3, Insightful)

    by crabpeople ( 720852 ) on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @07:30PM (#16666315) Journal
    This is clearly a new low. Such an obvious fake, it puts bash.org to shame.

  • May I be the first to offer congratulations to whoever did that. Its the duty of the old to educate the young. Preferrably with the biggest stick you can find :P
  • by sokoban ( 142301 ) on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @07:36PM (#16666381) Homepage
    "How to get 1200 guest users on your bulletin board"
  • Jesus christ. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by jb.hl.com ( 782137 ) <joe@@@joe-baldwin...net> on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @07:39PM (#16666393) Homepage Journal
    This is Slashdot, not eBaumsWorld.

    Old AND stupid. Wow.
  • Ahh zonk, (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Why the fuck is this even posted here? Is a IM log is worthy of an article these days?

    Well done Zonk, you have hit a new low. Heres an idea, why don't you just post some spam from your inbox and call it news.

  • 1. Write up some crap chat log that plays on the stereotypes of a certain subculture.
    2. Get it posted onto slashdot.
    3. ???
    4. Profit!!!!
    • ITYM:

      1. Write up some crap chat log that plays on the stereotypes of a certain subculture.
      2. Get it posted onto slashdot.
      3. Put Google ads on your site.
      4. Profit!!!!
  • My Tagging (Score:5, Insightful)

    by harborpirate ( 267124 ) on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @07:47PM (#16666487)
    childish, lame, immature (tagging beta)

    Seriously, the only thing I get from this: Apparently its cool to be more immature than a 13 year old.


    Glad we have "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters." You know, because when a 13 year old gets pnwed, I know thats a really challenging feat and something I'd like to know about.

    Can't wait for the next article: "13 year old tries to pull down a guys pants and then gets his own pants pulled down and its funny because I'm a simpleton"

    Go ahead and mod me down, I've got the karma to burn.
    • tagged it notfunny as well, since we may hear of it backfiring.

      At least the person took the moral high road and gave it back no questions asked, even if someone does end up losing their account to him.
    • by deek ( 22697 )

      Seriously, the only thing I get from this: Apparently its cool to be more immature than a 13 year old.

      Yeah, I agree. It's all childish, immature behaviour.

      But man, I almost choked on what I was eating, when I read the line: "Go mow some yards, bitch". That was seriously, although immaturely, funny!
    • Oh fuck off and go back to masturbating over Ricky Gervais' humor.

      This was fucking funny. Some little shit trying to score free Steam accounts got humbled. Good. I hope the guy who beat him at his own game buys lots of games on the little wankers account so Daddy's credit card gets massively billed. Suitable punishment for raising such an immoral piece of shit for a child.
    • If from time to time you can't enjoy the immature option of dealing with something or someone, you might be a curmudgeon. Congrats.
  • Funny as this is... I have to question why the Games section is being flooded with what ammounts to trivialities.
  • by drDugan ( 219551 ) * on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @07:50PM (#16666529) Homepage
    "Aight, I put on my robe and wizard hat."
    • by Lobo93 ( 638514 )
      Hail to the King, Baby! Hear Ye, and gaze upon the true and holy transcripts of the mighty One! We'll have none of this doctored emo crap - bah, humbug!

      bloodninja: Baby, I been havin a tough night so treat me nice aight?
      BritneySpears14: Aight.
      bloodninja: Slip out of those pants baby, yeah.
      BritneySpears14: I slip out of my pants, just for you, bloodninja.
      bloodninja: Oh yeah, aight. Aight, I put on my robe and wizard hat.
      BritneySpears14: Oh, I like to play dress up.
      bloodninja: Me too baby.
      BritneySpears14: I k
      • lol, I always laughed hysterically at those. Where can one find the entire list?
        • by Lobo93 ( 638514 )
          http://www.adamchance.com/funny.htm/ [adamchance.com]

          I don't know if that's the complete archive; seems to be fragments and other compilations scattered all over the net. Anyhow, be advised not to consume any food or beverage whilst reading these gems - empirical knowledge suggest that you'll either choke to death or suffer a nasal or oral explosion with rather bad consequences to the keyboard/monitor... Enjoy!
  • Why are we now reposting thigns we see on fark???
  • br0kenrabbit says: Trace it.

    Greg_ValveOLS says: how

    br0kenrabbit says: Start/run/cmd type Tracert and then my IP address and hit enter.

    Greg_ValveOLS says: oh k

      Classic .lol. Wannabe hacker pwnt .
  • It's just good old fashioned humor. Don't take life so damn serious, kick back and laugh at other's misfortunes.
  • its been on fark, digg and now slashdot - along with a number of other relatively high traffic sites such as theregister. are we -trying- to kill their server?
  • Hi Zonkers! Leet speek is neither leet nor speak. Please make a note.


  • All I have to say, really. lol, Zonk.
  • pwned (Score:2, Funny)

    by dami99 ( 1014687 )


    Keyboard broken?
  • Look I found this funny/interesting, and I'm glad it was posted to Slashdot but I'm a childish gamer nerd... How did it make front page news tho?

    Perhaps because Slashdot is edited by childish gamer nerds? ...

  • Nerds cleverly pull off distributed-denial-of-service attack against lame bulletin board with a fake chatlog of a kid trying to commit fraud who becomes a (very stupid) victim of the same fraud.

    This is probably the best troll and DDOS ever.
  • If he'd put on his robe and wizard hat first...
  • As much as some people think the article is trivial I think it raises our awareness. As with any type of crime we need to be informed about them. It allows us to recognize when we ourselves might be a victim. It also allows us to teach our children what to watch out for as they grow up in this digital age.

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