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Epic Games' sites and forums hacked, users warned

3:00 PM on 06.11.2011 // Jim Sterling
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Oh for f*ck's sake. Again, with this? 

Epic Games has become the latest victim in a wave of prominent game site hacks that have occurred in the wake of the PSN's return. The company recently warned site members that its various destinations and forums were broken into and that a number of passwords and emails may have been taken.

Epic has reset all passwords and assured users that there's no further risk, since the company has never asked for credit card details. The Unreal Developer Network was left untouched. 

I wish the people behind them would stop if only for the fact that their bullshit could lead to some serious legal crackdowns on the Internet. I'd really rather the government and other authorities not become more interested in regulating the 'net than they already are, but this kind of crap encourages them. 

I'm not sure "owning" a videogame company is particularly worth drawing that kind of attention.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

 

Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. After some downtime, they’re back up and running now.

The hackers may have obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plaintext passwords weren’t revealed, but it’s possible that those passwords could be obtained by a brute-force attack on the encrypted passwords. Therefore, we have reset all passwords. Your new password at the bottom of this message.

The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) hasn’t been compromised. Thankfully, none of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other financial data.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we wrestle our servers back under control.

Tim Sweeney

Founder, Epic Games Inc

 




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