Raptr has been hacked, you should probably change your passwords

Matt Hadden (Twitter, Google+)
2nd Feb 2015, 6:06pm

Yet another company has fallen foul of being hacked in the gaming world, this time it is Raptr that has taken a hit. Raptr have explained that usernames, passwords, e-mail address and your first and last names may have been accessed during the data breach.

Raptr Founder and CEO Dennis Fong has written the following on the Raptr site.

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.

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 has also mentioned that any Raptr points that you had earned will be protected as this requires two-step authentication, which is a very useful security measure. If you don't have it enabled for any of your online accounts then you should probably do so.

If your Raptr password is similar to that of other passwords that you use then you should probably change those as well, just to be on the safe side.

Thanks, GameSpot

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