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    Default Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    Epic Games' websites and forums were recently hacked, the company confirmed in a statement this afternoon. Epic says it expects everything to be restored in "a few days."

    Forum email addresses and encrypted passwords were "likely" obtained. The Unreal Developer Network was not compromised.

    Below is a statement from Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney:

    Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. We're working on getting them back up and running, and expect everything to be restored in a few days.

    The hackers likely obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plain text passwords weren't revealed, but short or common passwords could be obtained by brute-force attack. Therefore, we're resetting all passwords. If you have an account on the Epic Games forums, you can request to receive your new password by email it to the address we have on file for you.

    The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) has not been compromised. None of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other sensitive customer data.

    We're sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience as we get our servers back under control.
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    Last edited by asif105878; June 11th, 2011 at 20:29.

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    Default Re: Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    Next up, EA?

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    Default Re: Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    Quote Originally Posted by error View Post
    Next up, EA?
    Go Go EA
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    Default Re: Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    I also am a member of Epic's official forums, and my username and password is pretty much the same in all the other forums, so I can assume that the hackers can put infos like these to use to get their way into other forums too?
    Last edited by Fox Mulder; June 11th, 2011 at 21:14.

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    Default Re: Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    Quote Originally Posted by ll-r_o_m_u_l_u_s-ll View Post
    I also am a member of Epic's official forums, and my username and password is pretty much the same in all the other forums, so I can assume that the hackers can put infos like these to use to get their way into other forums too?
    untillu got credit card/paypal info same u dont need to worry much
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    Default Re: Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    They got hacked cause they were careless. Like many, I also knew about the flaw and took proper measures on BG. Also advised PlayDotA.com to take measures.

    ---------- Post added at 20:28 ---------- Previous post was at 20:27 ----------

    BTW, hackers only got your encrypted password. Good luck them decrypting it. It'd take ages.
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    Default Re: Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    They got hacked cause they were careless. Like many, I also knew about the flaw and took proper measures on BG. Also advised PlayDotA.com to take measures.

    ---------- Post added at 20:28 ---------- Previous post was at 20:27 ----------

    BTW, hackers only got your encrypted password. Good luck them decrypting it. It'd take ages.
    Nice to know about BG. But I am not worried about mine. Its a very long password & would decades to hack it.

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    Default Re: Epic Games' Website, Forums Hacked. Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

    Sure is a lot of kiddies around lately....

    Time to get that csf install up and running, you never know when you're gonna get hit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    They got hacked cause they were careless. Like many, I also knew about the flaw and took proper measures on BG. Also advised PlayDotA.com to take measures.

    ---------- Post added at 20:28 ---------- Previous post was at 20:27 ----------

    BTW, hackers only got your encrypted password. Good luck them decrypting it. It'd take ages.
    Thanks for the reassurance, chief!

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