Xbox, Sony and now: Raptr was hacked

After Xbox and Sony, now it is time (popular video game themed social networking website) to come in terms with all the most recent hacking event with all the possible decline of users’ private info. The strike was confirmed by the prompt security update on behalf of Xbox’s CEO and founder, Dennis Fong, and gave clear directions to the users of the site.

Raptr is a popular video-gaming site enabling players keep up with their match time, to socialize and discuss about questions or complaints they have regarding game levels and so on. This website was hacked, based on the pressing statement of the founder and CEO. The founder was prompt to inform users about the most recent news, in addition to counsel them to proceed with reset of passwords.

“Preserving the highest level of security around your Raptr account information is of extreme value to us, so we are really sorry to inform you that some Raptr user data may have already been recently compromised within an attack much like hacking tasks that have targeted other high profile websites and services like Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network.” Naturally, we all recall the attacks targeting Sony and Xbox right before Christmas. Set of sensitive data has been an issue troubling the net for quite a while, now – with Raptr being the latest episode that should lift an eyebrow.

What this means is that although the passwords are hashed, users with poor passwords are not invulnerable to unauthorized access. It’s important to be aware that its CEO and founder’s authentication procedure useful 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.”

At the end of his statement, the guy behind Raptr suggested that each of the site’s users should reset their passwords and do the exact same with other passwords in other sites (should they use exactly the same login info). Seemingly, this can be a no-no concerning Internet security in general, but unfortunately there are people who use the same login information for more than enough accounts that are different.

Users reassure that the danger is minimal, but it is best to be safe. There’s a direct connection in the last paragraph of the security update that redirects users to the reset password option for facilitating the whole procedure for them: “Reset your password at your earliest convenience so as to assist safeguard your Raptr account. In so doing, users strongly advise one to make use of a password which is reasonably complicated rather than associated with another website/service account.