Breach, Data Security

Epic Games forums compromised, passwords to be reset


The forums for Epic Games – the video game development company responsible for the Gears of War series and Infinity Blade series – have been compromised, according to a notification letter published on numerous websites.

The letter stated that unauthorized access may have been gained to member information – including usernames, email addresses, passwords and dates of birth – and that those members will be required to change their passwords when the forums reopen. The forums were still down as of Thursday.

“To further understand what's happened and prevent it in the future, we're working with a computer security firm to identify the nature of the compromise,” the letter said, adding that members should be on the lookout for phishing attempts.

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