Members of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community are reeling from reports that the game’s most prolific item collector, with an inventory valued at over $2 million, has had his account hacked.
Yesterday, content creator ohnePixel said on Twitter that “Over $2,000,000 worth of CS:GO skins have been hacked and stolen (some items have been moved/sold as we speak).” ohnePixel notes that “this is the most expensive inventory of all time, containing the most legendary items in CS:GO history,” including seven Souvenir AWP Dragon Lords and the starless Karambit, a unique item that only exists because of A fail. .
Over $2,000,000 worth of CS:GO skins have been hacked and stolen (some items moving/selling as we speak) this is the most expensive inventory of all time, containing the most legendary items in CS:GO history -karambit star, #1 blue gems)@CSGO @Steam pic.twitter.com/d80miZorNhJune 21, 2022
zipelCS (opens in a new tab), owner of a CS:GO skin trading site and esports team ECSTATIC, reported that the hacked account belongs to HFB, a legendary figure in the CS:GO community. HFB’s real identity is difficult to determine, but community legend maintains that he is a royal from Saudi Arabia who has collected millions of dollars worth of CS:GO items even though he doesn’t even play the game.
Whatever the truth about HFB’s identity, zipelCS said that many of the items sold from the hacked HFB account had disappeared from their new owners. the account for buff163 (opens in a new tab)another CS:GO skin marketplace, noted that purchased items were disappearing from Steam inventories, apparently an indication that Valve had taken the rare step of intervening directly against the sale of pirated items.
5/? SHIT, they’re actually reversing trades. I wonder what will happen to the people who bought the stuff. Just a big L? We have never seen this before. “Csgo support undid one or more of your actions” pic.twitter.com/oi2bIC0xrcJune 21, 2022
zipelCS also added a screenshot indicating that CS:GO support was directly reverting some of the affected operations. Players have speculated that direct action by Valve suggests that an exploit within Steam likely led to the hack, but there is no evidence yet to suggest this is the case.
We’ve reached out to Valve for comment and will update this story if we learn more. The company has not yet made any public statement about the hack.
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