Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
AUG 23
2016
GTAGaming Database Compromised

GTAGaming.com - Website Updates | @ 08:37 AM MDT | By GTAGaming
It is unfortunate that the first news item in quite some time is to inform viewers of a recent breach of GTAGaming's secure data.

We believe our forum database has recently been compromised, which has given hackers access to email addresses, hashed passwords, and any other details you may have saved in your profiles. Upon logging into the site you will find you are forced to change your password, and shortly we will be force resetting all passwords not updated. We also recommend changing your password on any site(s) that may have used the same one.

We have now closed the forums permanently, and any accounts not updated within the next couple weeks will be deleted from the database. We will be moving the account database into a more secure authentication system, removing all trace of the vBulletin forum software, and until then will be keeping a close eye to prevent any further compromises.

Beyond that, we don't know what the future of this site will be. This marks our 13th year online, and the 8th year online for GTA4-Mods.com, but recently - as any visitor or modder would have noticed - both sites have fallen further and further into neglect with no staff to maintain them. It was our intent to at least keep the sites online as long as possible for access to our massive file library of mods and tools, but as being hacked is not in anyone's best interests, if we cannot successfully maintain a secure account database for our users, we may need to consider closing both sites.

For now, we apologize for this inconvenience, and hope that no one is any further affected by this database breach.
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