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Nvidia Forum Attacked again

Postposted on Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:26 am

I just got this mail the other day, has anyone else got it?

Dear NVIDIA Forum User,

We suspended operations of the NVIDIA Forums last week in response to suspicious activity and immediately began an investigation. We apologize that our continuing investigation is taking this long. Know that we are working around the clock to ensure that secure operations can be restored.

Our investigation has identified that unauthorized third parties gained access to some user information, including:

• username
• email address
• hashed passwords with random salt value
• public-facing “About Me” profile information

NVIDIA did not store any passwords in clear text. “About Me” optional profiles could include a user’s title, age, birthdate, gender, location, interests, email and website URL – all of which was already publicly accessible.

NVIDIA is continuing to investigate this matter and is working to restore the Forums as soon as possible. We are employing additional security measures to minimize the impact of future attacks.

All user passwords for our Forums will be reset when the system comes back online. At that time, an email with a temporary password, along with instructions on how to change it, will be sent to your registered email address.

As a precautionary measure, we strongly recommend that you change any identical passwords that you may be using elsewhere.

NVIDIA does not request sensitive information by email. Do not provide personal, financial or sensitive information (including new passwords) in response to any email purporting to be sent by an NVIDIA employee or representative.

Check back on the NVIDIA Forums for updates.
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Re: Nvidia Forum Attacked again

Postposted on Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 am

tpaulsen wrote:NVIDIA did not store any passwords in clear text.


Kinda sad that it's a pleasant surprise to see this.
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Re: Nvidia Forum Attacked again

Postposted on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:11 am

I'm pretty sure this is the second time that the forum has been busted into. I think some hackers out there dont like nvidia very much.
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Re: Nvidia Forum Attacked again

Postposted on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:20 am

tpaulsen wrote:I'm pretty sure this is the second time that the forum has been busted into. I think some hackers out there dont like nvidia very much.

Damn AMD fanboys...
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Re: Nvidia Forum Attacked again

Postposted on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:32 am

You sure it's not the Linux geeks letting off a little steam after Linus Torvolds little speech with visual aids?
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