Fortnite players warned over hack attacks

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Found 14th Mar
Everybody playing this at the minute, worth keeping an eye out on your account for any unauthorised charges!

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Players of the hugely popular Fortnite video game are being urged to be vigilant as malicious hackers kick off campaigns to hijack accounts.

In recent weeks, many Fortnite players have reported via social media that their accounts have been taken over.

Many have been hit with high charges for games and other items they never bought.

Fortnite maker Epic said it was aware of the attacks and was looking into them.

The game is a co-operative survival shooting title that lets players build structures out of materials they scavenge from the game world.

Its most popular format is the Battle Royale mode which pits 100 players against each other, some of whom are in small teams, to see who is the last man standing.

News site Forbes said it had seen "dozens" of reports online by people who said their accounts had been compromised.

Many said they did not know how the hackers had got at their accounts.

The fraudulent payments made by the hackers appear to have been completed using payment details saved on the Fortnite game accounts.

Players have been hit by high charges for different versions of the Fortnite game as well as its online currency and cosmetic items for in-game characters.

Recent data breaches had given attackers a ready-made list of possible passwords, he said, which they would then use against other services they were targeting.

In a statement, Epic said it was "aware" of the continuing attacks against players and the cyber-thieves were using "well-known hacking techniques".

It added: "Any players who believe their account has been compromised should reach out to our player support immediately."
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Is this on pc or console too ?
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Darzen7 m ago

Is this on pc or console too ?


This is the full Epic Games release about how to protect your account [LINK]

They told Kokatu...

“We are aware of instances where users’ accounts have been compromised using well-known hacking techniques and are working to resolve these issues directly with those players affected. Any players who believe their account has been compromised should reach out to our player support immediately.”

I don't think it's exclusive to one platform or another, just accounts as a whole.
Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 14th Mar
Well atleast you have given credit to bbc for this one...
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