Raptr Was Hacked, Suggests You Change Your Passwords
User names, email addresses, passwords, and first and last names may have been accessed.
Raptr, the video game-themed social networking site was hacked, so if you have an account, the company suggests you change any passwords associated with it.
"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." Raptr Founder and CEO Dennis Fong said.
Fong explained that while the passwords it stores are hashed, user names, email addresses, passwords, and first and last names may have been accessed. As is most often the case with these types of breaches, the primary concern is that, if the password for your Raptr account is the same as the password for any other service, especially email, someone will be able to make the connection and access it.
"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," Fong said.
Finally, Fong explained that since the system for redeeming Raptr Reward Point uses a two-factor authentication (which is a good idea to use with all of your vital online accounts), any points you earned as a Raptr member are protected.