Nvidia Suffers Breach

Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 06:07 PM gHale

Nvidia suspended its developer forum following a suspected data breach where user passwords may have suffered a compromise.

The organization took the service offline on Thursday, with Nvidia posting a statement saying it is investigating the matter.

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“Nvidia suspended operations today of the Nvidia Developer Zone (developer.nvidia.com). We did this in response to attacks on the site by unauthorized third parties who may have gained access to hashed passwords,” it said.

“We are investigating this matter and working around the clock to ensure that secure operations can be restored.”

The company indicated the attack had targeted user password information. Nvidia has warned users about potential phishing scams using the information, urging forum members to remain wary of suspicious emails.

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

“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.”

Nvidia is one of quite a few companies being part of targeted attacks by hackers this week, including Yahoo!, Formspring and AndroidForums.com.

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