Nvidia Forums Hacked, User Data Compromised

The breach comes with some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that Nvidia's early investigation has concluded hackers managed to steal usernames, email addresses, passwords and public profile information.

The good news is that Nvidia actually encrypts their stored passwords, which means only hashed passwords with a random salt value were accessed. As a precautionary measure, Nvidia is reseting all forum passwords and advising users to change identical passwords on other websites.

Since email addresses were accessed, Nvidia stresses users not to give sensitive information to anybody impersonating an Nvidia employee over email.

Nvidia will keep us updated on the status of the forums here.

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  • skaz
    If someone from nvidia reads this. Thank you for encrypting your stored passwords =)

    Such a necessary precaution that not all companies do.
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  • blazorthon
    At least some company has their mind at least partially on the security of data stored on their sites. It would have been better to have been able to not get hacked in the first place, but letting hackers get away with nothing more than hashed and salted data is a fairly close second place.
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  • blazorthon
    At least some company has their mind at least partially on the security of data stored on their sites. It would have been better to have been able to not get hacked in the first place, but letting hackers get away with nothing more than hashed and salted data is a fairly close second place.
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  • omnimodis78
    Billy, why not just put that link you provided at the end of your "article" and leave it at that, because you failed to write anything of value here. Clearly you took just that one post by nvidia as your source, and ran with it. You neglected to mention, for example, that the site has been down for over a week, that initially the single paragraph on the site simply stated "technical problems", and so forth. I mean if you get paid for writing tech news, at least provide one piece of info that is not directly taken from the source and show your employers that you're putting some effort into your work.
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  • skaz
    If someone from nvidia reads this. Thank you for encrypting your stored passwords =)

    Such a necessary precaution that not all companies do.
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