Epic games hacked :(

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  1. MikeKay1976

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    Email, username DOB and P/W have been compromised.
    It is about time even forums held encrypted details and were accountable imo, incase you use the same P/W for multiple places it may be time to upgrade.

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    Dear Epic Games Forum Member,


    We have just discovered that the Epic Games forums located at https://forums.epicgames.com were compromised by a hacker. We are sorry to report that the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to your username, email address, password, and the date of birth you provided at registration.


    We have taken https://forums.epicgames.com offline. When the site reopens, your password will be reset. If you use the same password on this site which you use on other sites, we recommend immediately changing your password on those sites as well.


    The affected forum site covers UDK, Infinity Blade, Gears of War, Bulletstorm, and prior Unreal Tournament games. However, the separate forum sites covering Unreal Engine 4, Fortnite, and the new Unreal Tournament were unaffected.


    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.


    While the investigation into the security compromise is ongoing, we are reaching out to you directly to let you know of the potential unauthorized access to information you provided at registration. 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.


    Thank you for being a part of our community, and for your attention to this issue.
     
  2. Trollslayer

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    Passwords are encrypted by lots of places, it is standard practice.
    Why didn't Epic do this?
     
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    If an account of yours is accessed (and you lose out in any way or feel compromised) due to their negligence you want to ring your solicitor mate. You'll easily take a good few grand from that and it probably won't even get to court!
     
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    Even though they are based in the US?
     
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    The states started the lawsuit culture so I'd have thought it's possible?!
     
  6. MikeKay1976

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    whilst I like the idea..... I am not sure how practical it is. I imagine they will have smallprint up the wazzoo. I know in theory we should have unique users names and passwords for every site however imo that is just not really practical outside of sites which have access to our money.

    i am thinking of setting up a throwaway gmail account and a false DOB just for forum and random game registrations, but its a nonsense that i should need to do this imo
     

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