Another day, another hack: 800,000 credentials compromised in Epic Games forum attack


Epic Games, the developer behind the popular Unreal first-person shooter and the widely used Unreal Engine used in games development, has admitted that an attack on its forum has compromised more than 800,000 user accounts.

Information exposed by the attack includes email addresses, dates of birth and private messages exchanged on the site.

Epic admitted the breach on Tuesday, but claimed that, while passwords were revealed in the attack on legacy forums covering Infinity Blade, UDK, old Unreal Tournament games and archived Gears of War forums, the compromise of the current Unreal Engine developer tool and Unreal Tournament forums did not include passwords in any form.

The company blamed a SQL injection flaw in an outdated version of the vBulletin forum management software.

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