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Gaming social network Raptr hacked, change your passwords

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Matt Gardner
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Gaming social network Raptr hacked, change your passwords

A little PSA, folks. It looks like game-tracking service Raptr has been hacked, with the CEO urging users to change their passwords as soon as possible.

Raptr CEO Dennis Fong issued the following statement:

"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.

"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 Fong said that "the potential risk to Raptr users is pretty minimal" he went on to urge Raptr account holders 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."

Ring those changes folks! You can reset your Raptr password here: http://raptr.com/account

Add a comment3 comments
Rbourne  Feb. 3, 2015 at 12:44

People still use Raptr?

Tsung  Feb. 3, 2015 at 12:56

Still use? I thought it was one of them annoying extras included by default when you try to upgrade your AMD graphics drivers.

The amount of launcher programs on the PC is getting silly, I can imagine the scenario if you wanted to play Far Cry 4 thou' Raptor, originally bought on Origin.

Launch Raptor, Click FC4, That launches Origin, That launches U-Play, that launches Far Cry 4.

So to play the game you are selling your gaming information to 3 companies (Ubisoft/EA/AMD) and running 3 extra pieces of software. Each with their own overlay, friends list, achievements and potentially updates to their software and games installed via their software.

Madness, utter madness, and the only way to stop it is..
1. Don't sign up or even allow additional software to install.
2. Stop playing the games altogether,

Rbourne  Feb. 4, 2015 at 10:17

Madness, utter madness, and the only way to stop it is..
1. Don't sign up or even allow additional software to install.
2. Stop playing the games altogether,


Given all the "Hot, New Beta's" are loving the referral money from doing this (and this is the only reason I can think they do it?!) I doubt we'll see the end of this madness any time soon. Assuming it's a "one sign up, one key" approach I'm taking is:

1) Create virtual machine with trial Win 7/XP
2) Install hideous software.
3) Use throw-away email.
4) Get key.
5) Nuke Virtual Machine with full force. If the software is that bad, then shredding the HDD is also an acceptable solution...

The other hope is the mass continue with the "no pre-order AAA games" and extend it to "no sign ups on external sites for games!"

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