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Epic’s sites hacked but now back online

Another day brings more news of another website being hacked and this time it was Epic’s.
Epic’s Tim Sweeney issued an email to registered users highlighting the information that was obtained from the their sites.
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
The recent spate of website hacks are a real warning to gamers to make sure they do not use the same passwords on multiple accounts. These days it’s better to be safe than sorry.


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