AMD Gaming Evolved Compromised in 'Similar Attack to PlayStation Hacking'

By Published February 07, 2015 at 8:10 pm

AMD's Gaming Evolved software application – a partnership with Raptr – has been compromised in a security exploit and is encouraging users to change passwords. The utility is used for game video capture (similar to ShadowPlay, but web-enabled), but also enables easier drive management and game-hardware integration (settings optimization for video cards, similar to GeForce Experience).

Raptr has emailed its users and AMD's Gaming Evolved users, informing them that “user names, email addresses, password hashes, and some first and last names may have been accessed.” The company goes on to inform users that “this means that although the passwords are hashed, users with weak passwords are vulnerable to unauthorized access.”

Raptr indicates that the attack on its databases is potentially “similar to hacking activities that targeted […] Xbox Live and [PSN].”

The company further urges users to change passwords on all websites using the same user login and password combination. Raptr has stated that it will redouble its commitment to security in the future.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Last modified on February 07, 2015 at 8:10 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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