Now suspended after the large-scale hack.
NVIDIA has shut down its Forums after noticing what it calls 'attacks on the site by unauthorized third parties'.
It looks like NVIDIA has been forced to bring its official Forums offline in response to a security breach that saw hackers gain access to users' usernames and e-mail addresses.
This is what an NVIDIA spokesperson said about what was affected:After closing its forums last week citing a "system issue," Nvidia has come clean that the issue was in fact a large-scale attack by an unknown hacker. Nvidia says its investigation has revealed the hacker gained access to usernames, email addresses, hashed and salted passwords, and public-facing "about me" profile information.
Nvidia, unlike other companies, hashed all the passwords with a random salt value, making them extremely secure. Nonetheless, the company recommends you change your password, and you also might want to change your password at other websites if you use an identical one. The company will send all Nvidia users a temporary password when the service comes back online, along with instructions on how to change it.
And those are the e-mails users were receiving:"Three Nvidia sites were affected -- Nvidia Forums, which has about 290,000 registered users; Nvidia Developers Zone, with about 100,000; and the Nvidia Research site with about 1,200."
Nvidia it's "continuing to investigate this matter" and will reopen the forums as soon as "it's certain that secure operations can be restored".
So, when they are up -and if you have an account in there- would be a nice idea to change your password quickly!
NEWS SOURCE #1: Nvidia username password email stolen compromise (via) TheVerge
NEWS SOURCE #2: Nvidia hackers steal usernames and emails (via) CVG
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!