Raptr hacked, user info and passwords compromised

Gaming social networking site Raptr is the latest victim of hackers. Dennis Fong, the company’s founder and CEO, announced that they have had a break in and that user data may have been compromised.

“User names, email addresses, password hashes, and some first and last names may have been accessed. This means that although the passwords are hashed, users with weak passwords are vulnerable to unauthorized access,” he explained in a security update.

“Although the potential risk to Raptr users is pretty minimal, we urge you to access any accounts on other sites and services in which you use the same login and password associated with your Raptr account and change the related password(s) immediately.”

Users are advised to choose a reasonably complex new password that will be used uniquely for that account.

But all users can rest assured that their Raptr Reward Points are safe even if their account was compromised, because of the two-factor authentication system used for redeeming them.

The notice doesn’t say how many users have been affected altogether, but the site boasts of over 22 million registered users.




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