Raptr Hacked, Users Urged to Change Passwords to Prevent Unauthorized Access

Raptr, the social media website that allows users to import their PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam accounts for easy tracking and sharing, has just reported that a recent hack may have resulted in user data to be stolen.

CEO Dennis Fong has issued a statement on the Raptr website informing users to change their password information, since it is possible that many user passwords, usernames, and email addresses have been compromised.

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.

For help changing your information, visit Raptr’s site here. Do you have a Raptr account? Did this impact you at all?

[Source: Raptr via MCVUK]