Tuesday August 23, 2016

Epic Games Offers Information Regarding Recent Forum Compromise

The bad news: Epic Games forums have been compromised. E-mail addresses and other data has been exposed to hackers. The Good news: No passwords were compromised so no passwords need to be reset.

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. While the data contained in the vBulletin account databases for these forums were leaked, the passwords for user accounts are stored elsewhere. These forums remain online and no passwords need to be reset.