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By | John Leyden 31st October 2006 13:09

Skidy in Steam account reverse sting

You've been owned

Brief A 13 year-old skid'iot who tried to pinch another user's Steam account via MSN was tricked into handing over his account details instead.

Steam is the online content delivery platform developed by Valve and used to manage games including Half-Life.

The prospective mark turned the tables on the would be attacker by claiming he worked for Valve and demanding his account details, which the frightened teen dutifully handed over.

You can read the transcript of the entertaining exchange here. ®

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