Members of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community are reeling amid reports that the game’s most prolific item collector, with a stash worth over $2 million USD, has had his account hacked.
Yesterday, content creator ohnePixel said on Twitter that “$2,000,000+ in CS:GO skins have been hacked and stolen (some items are being moved/sold as we speak).” ohnePixel notes that “this is the most expensive inventory ever, containing the most legendary items in CS:GO history,” including seven Souvenir AWP Dragon Lores, and the Karambit without a star – a unique item that only exists due to a bug.
$2,000,000+ in CS:GO skins have been hacked and stolen (some items are being moved/sold as we speak) this is the most expensive inventory of all time, containing the most legendary items in CS:GO history (7x souvenir dragon lores, no -star karambit, #1 blue gems)@CSGO @Steam pic.twitter.com/d80miZorNh21 June 2022
zipelCS (opens in a new tab), owner of a CS:GO skin trading website and esports team ECSTATIC, reported that the hacked account belongs to HFB – a legendary figure in the CS:GO community. HFB’s actual identity is difficult to determine, but community legend claims he is a member of Saudi royalty who has collected millions of dollars worth of CS:GO items despite never even playing the game.
Regardless of the truth about HFB’s identity, zipelCS said many of the items sold from HFB’s hacked 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 the Steam inventory – apparently an indication that Valve had taken the rare step of directly cracking down on the sale of hacked items.
5/? HOLY SHIT, they actually reset the trades. I wonder what will happen to those 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/oi2bIC0xrc21 June 2022
zipelCS further added a screenshot indicating that CS:GO support was directly reverting some of the affected trades. Players have speculated that Valve’s direct action suggests that it is likely an exploit in Steam that led to the hack – but there is no evidence yet to suggest that this is the case.
We’ve reached out to Valve for comment and will update this story if we learn more. The company has yet to make a public statement about the hack.
The CS:GO community had a nicer time with a new one concept for a flashbang that is safer for your eyes.