Epic Games Forums Hacked, User Names and Details Compromised
Unreal Engine and Fortnite developer reports “unauthorized access” by a hacker.
Unreal Tournament and Fortnite developer Epic Games has reported to users that its forums have been compromised by a hacker who has gained “unauthorised access to usernames, email addresses, passwords, and the date of birth provided at registration.”
The security breach was reported through emails sent to users, which stated that, “The affected forum site covers UDK, Infinity Blade, Gears of War, Bulletstorm, and prior Unreal Tournament games.
“We apologize for the inconvenience this causes everyone. To further understand what’s happened and prevent it in the future, we’re working with a computer security firm to identify the nature of the compromise. We will report further information on the forums when they reopen.
“It is possible that any information stored or sent by you using the forums may have been accessed. Since this is a public forum, we do not collect or maintain financial information, but we advise you to be alert for suspicious email such as phishing attempts.”
It seems that forums for Fortnite, Unreal Engine 4 and the upcoming Unreal Tournament were untouched however. Thoughts on the security breach? Let us know below.