Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 21, 2019
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Epic is being sued over a security issue that left  Fortnite  player data exposed

Epic is being sued over a security issue that left Fortnite player data exposed

August 12, 2019 | By Chris Kerr




Epic Games is being sued over its handling of a security breach that could've exposed the accounts and personal information of millions of Fortnite players. 

The vulnerabilities were detailed by cybersecurity company Check Point back in January, and were the result of a series of bugs and flaws present in the way Epic processed user account logins. 

Although Epic has since fixed the issue, the company has now been hit with a class-action lawsuit filed by Franklin D. Azar & Associates in U.S. District Court in North Carolina. 

As reported by Polygon, the suit has been backed by over 100 class members, and alleges that Epic failed to "maintain adequate security measures and notify users of the security breach in a timely manner. "

"Epic Games has not yet directly informed or notified individual Fortnite users that their [personally identifiable information] may be compromised as a result of the breach," it continues, before adding that anyone affected by the security flaw has "an ongoing interest in ensuring that their [personally identifiable information] is protected from past and future cybersecurity threats."

Although Epic hasn't commented on the lawsuit, the company did thank Check Point for spotlighting the problem earlier this year. 

"We were made aware of the vulnerabilities and they were soon addressed. We thank Check Point for bringing this to our attention," said Epic at the time. "As always, we encourage players to protect their accounts by not re-using passwords and using strong passwords, and not sharing account information with others."



Related Jobs

Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast — Renton, Washington, United States
[08.21.19]

Lead Client Software Engineer
Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast — Renton, Washington, United States
[08.21.19]

Lead Server Software Engineer - Arena
Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast — Renton, Washington, United States
[08.21.19]

Sr Lead Software Engineer - Arena
Street Smarts VR
Street Smarts VR — San Antonio, Texas, United States
[08.21.19]

Senior Producer/Game Designer









Loading Comments

loader image