Nvidia has decided to shut down its Developer Zone after a security breach may have compromised password information of several users.
“Nvidia suspended operations today of the Nvidia Developer Zone (developer.nvidia.com),” the GPU inventor announced in a statement on its official website. “We did this in response to attacks on the site by unauthorized third parties who may have gained access to hashed passwords.”
Nvidia is “working around the clock” to investigate and find a solution to the problem. Meanwhile, the company highly recommends that Developer Zone users who use the same password on other sites to change it without further ado.
The worst-case scenario of the hacking incident will likely see an increase in the number of phishing attacks. Thus, never trust any email that says it is from Nvidia and asks you for personal info.
“Nvidia does not request sensitive information by email. Do not provide personal, financial or sensitive information (including new passwords) in response to any email purporting to be sent by an Nvidia employee or representative,” the company added.
Nvidia will post updates on the further developments concerned with the breach through its Developer Zone home page. Meanwhile, several popular pages are still accessible through links on the landing page, which include Getting Started with Parallel Computing, CUDA Downloads, CUDA Toolki, OpenACC, and CUDA Developer Resources.