|15-07-2012, 05:10 AM||#1|
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[Anandtech.com] NVIDIA Forums & Dev Zone Breached; Up To 400K Password Hashes Taken
In what’s already been a bad week for website security breaches, NVIDIA has announced that they have become the latest victim of hackers looking to steal user credentials. After having taken down a couple of their sub-sites earlier this week due to investigate unusual activity, NVIDIA has discovered that both their Developer Zone and their forums were compromised. Altogether NVIDIA is reporting that an unknown number of accounts among the roughly 400K accounts in their system were compromised, which means it’s safest to assume that all 400K accounts were compromised.
The bad news is that the attackers did get the typical information that most forums store, including:
As is common with these types of breaches, NVIDIA is recommending that all users who used the same password elsewhere change their passwords on those sites & services, and to not use the same password in the future. Furthermore with the attackers being in possession of forum usernames and email addresses, users should be on the lookout for phising attacks utilizing that information.
Source: NVIDIA, CBS
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