NVIDIA Hacked and major data leaked
After the last mega leaks in the pass week of yahoo voice and android forums it’s now NVIDIA turn. The subdomain for NVIDIA developers developer.nvidia.com has been closed after a breach was detected by NVIDIA.
NVIDIA announced that the breach affected the users passwords and its advised to change them ASAP as soon as the sites are back online.
Update: Data leak was posted on pastebin by Apollo team
The hacker group said that “this is only a forum hack. I am actually suprised nVidia decided to even disclose that they’d been hacked quite a few weeks ago…
It did take them a while though. We aren’t acting extremely maliciously, we’ve used this database to target disgusting corporations who deserve to be brought to justice.. and we are getting there, slowly but surely.”
The group also claims that NVIDIA’s official online store has also been compromised store.nvidia.com.
Update: NVIDIA forums were also compromised forums.nvidia.com
NVIDIA suspended operations of the NVIDIA Forums (forums.nvidia.com) last week.
We did this 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:
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 the user’s 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.
We will post updates about this matter here. For any questions, email us at [email protected]