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Nvidia forum was shut down due to hack attack

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2012 14:32 User comments (1)

Nvidia forum was shut down due to hack attack Last week, Nvidia shut down its forums while citing a "system issue."
Today, the company has more details, claiming that they were in fact hacked on a large scale.

After an internal investigation, Nvidia says the hacker was able to gain access to usernames, emails, hashed and salted passwords and all "about me" profile info.

All passwords are hashed with a random salt value, making them secure, but the company still recommends that you change your password and is sending a temporary password once the services comes back online.

Nvidia adds (via Verge): "Three Nvidia sites were affected -- Nvidia Forums, which has about 290,000 registered users; Nvidia Developers Zone, with about 100,000; and the Nvidia Research site with about 1,200."

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113.7.2012 14:46

Too bad if and when the catch these stupid hackers they don't cut off their fingers to teach them a lesson they won't ever forget.


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