Unreal tournament gaming hacked, Epic gaming forum hacked
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Unreal tournament gaming hacked
Unreal tournament gaming hacked, Epic gaming forum hacked!!!!
Till now the gamers have ‘hacked’ their way through the game but now the gamers themselves have been compromised by a real band of hackers.
It seems that more than 8, 00,000 forum accounts of Unreal Engine and its creators Epic Games’ forum have been compromised by a hacker or a group of hackers. It has been known that by exploiting a known vulnerability that resided in an outdated version of vBulletin forum software the hacker(s) were able to accomplish their intended malicious activities.
Hacking, system compromise and data breaches to be stopped in this present scenario would require not only a lot of effort and awareness but also terrific skills. Well trained individuals with good command in Ethical Hacking are very much required in this scenario to effectively fight against this.
Big Element of Risk for Epic Games Players as Epic gaming forum hacked big time!!
It is believed by Epic that various sensitive registration information like that of user names, scrambled passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, IP addresses etc. may have got disclosed with the attack. However, in an official announcement on the Unreal Engine forum website reads that although the forum has been compromised with email addresses and other data that were available in the forum but no passwords in any form (salted, hashed, plain text) have been leaked.
Though most of the passwords that have been stolen are scrambled, still there remains a good chance of systems of the forum members’ getting affected and infected by ransomware or other malicious software. This is because the hackers can exploit the other stolen data to send phishing messages to other forum members’ email addresses as a malicious endeavour.
Some other games in the affected list as well as Unreal tournament gaming hacked, Epic gaming forum hacked using an SQL security flaw
There is further bad news for gamers of Infinity Blade, Gears of War and also older versions of Unreal Tournament games because hackers may have compromised their salted hashed passwords along with their e-mail address and other data entered that are entered into the forums.
The forums of both Epic Games’ forum and Unreal Engines forum were down after the incident.
LeakedSource has already added the breached data from the Epic Games’ forum into its database including the password hashes so as to enable its users to search for their stolen data.
So in this precarious circumstance do change your password right away if you have ever taken part in online forums of the Epic games or have been associated with Unreal Tournament and particularly if you are using the same password for multiple websites.