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Apple, Google's chip-maker Nvidia's 400,000 user accounts hacked

ANI   July 14, 2012
First Published: 13:46 IST(14/7/2012) | Last Updated: 18:31 IST(14/7/2012)
A US-based tech firm, which makes parts used in Apple and Google products, has said as many as 400,000 of its users' passwords have been stolen by hackers.
 
Semiconductor maker Nvidia said that attacks this month resulted in hackers compromising its users' encrypted passwords, and that it has suspended five of its websites as it investigates the matter.
 
The Los Angeles Times quoted a spokesman for the company as saying, that despite the passwords being 'scrambled using an encrypted algorithim,' hackers were still able to steal them.
 
According to the report, the accounts belonged to users of the Nvidia Forum, Developer Zone and Research Site, which the company has now suspended.
 
As a precaution, the firm has also suspended its Nvidia Board Store, through which users can buy company products, and the Nvidia Gear Store, where the company sells company merchandise.

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