Raptr’s been hacked, change your passwords

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Hackers and script kiddies have been using video gaming as their playground of late, making things a little annoying for those of us who use the affected services. The latest gaming network be affected is Raptr, the social-networking service for gamers. They’ve been hacked – and suggest you change your passwords immediately.

“Maintaining the highest level of security around your Raptr account information is of the utmost importance to us, so we’re very sorry to inform you that some Raptr user data may have been recently compromised in an attack similar to hacking activities that have targeted other high-profile sites and services such as Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network,” says Raptr CEO Dennis Fong.

“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.

“It’s important to note that our two-factor authentication system used for redeeming Raptr Reward Points ensures that even if your Raptr account was among those compromised, the points you’ve earned as a Raptr member are protected.”

“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. We’re extremely sorry about this situation and are committed to further improving account security going forward.”

Raptr is gaming social network that allows players to share videos, tune their games, and earn rewards. It is not a social media network for clawed dinosaurs to find other reptiles to have casual sex.

Last Updated: February 2, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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