Nvidia shut down its Developer Zone online forum today after hackers gained access to members' account details.A statement Nvidia posted on the forum reads, "Nvidia suspended operations today of the Nvidia Developer Zone. We did this in response to attacks on the site by unauthorised third parties who may have gained access to hashed passwords."
Users are also warned not to provide any personal, financial or sensitive information in response to any email purporting to be sent by an NVIDIA employee or representative. All user passwords will be reset when the system comes back online, though it wasn’t mentioned when that was going to be. NVIDIA insists it is “continuing to investigate this matter.
Nvidia forum hack follows the recent LinkedIn and Yahoo! hacks. Earlier 6.5 million LinkedIn hashed passwords were stolen and subsequently published on unauthorized websites.