Epic Games, popular developer behind the Unreal Engine graphics engine that has given life to thousands of games, including Unreal Tournament or recently launched Paragon, has been hacked. In total, more than 800,000 accounts have been compromised by exposing data as birth dates, IP, registration dates, used email and password.
Epic Games Forum Hacked, Over 800,000 Passwords Stolen
The hackers reportedly got their hands on the data by exploiting a vulnerability in the outdated version of vBulletin that Epic Games uses. However, Epic Games has denied that hackers got their hands on passwords:
“We believe a recent Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum compromise revealed email addresses and other data entered into the forums, but no passwords in any form, neither salted, hashed, nor plaintext,” the company said.
On the other hand, ZDNet reports that a large portion of the bulletin database was stolen, so even users’ posts and private messages may have been stolen.