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Epic Games Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Hacked 'Fortnite' Accounts

Epic Games Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Hacked 'Fortnite' Accounts

August 13, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Epic Games, the creator of the popular 'Fortnite' video game, is facing a class-action lawsuit from gamers over hacked Fortnite accounts, accusing the company of failing to maintain adequate security measures and notify users of the security breach in a timely manner. The lawsuit, filed by 'Franklin D. Azar and Associates' in the United States District Court in North Carolina on behalf of over 100 affected users, claims that "affected Fortnite users have suffered an ascertainable loss in that they have had fraudulent charges made to their credit or debit cards." According to the lawsuit, Epic Games acknowledged a vulnerability in its system that allowed hackers to unauthorizedly access players' account and purchase in-game currency using their saved credit or debit cards. Apparently, the law firm is trying to connect two separate reports—first, a responsible vulnerability disclosure in Fortnite system and second, multiple password reuse and phish
Critical Flaw in Fortnite Android App Lets Hackers Install Malware

Critical Flaw in Fortnite Android App Lets Hackers Install Malware

August 27, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers from Google have publicly disclosed an extremely serious security flaw in the first Fortnite installer for Android that could allow other apps installed on the targeted devices to manipulate installation process and load malware, instead of the Fortnite APK. Earlier this month, Epic Games announced not to make its insanely popular game ' Fortnite for Android ' available through the Google Play Store, but via its own app. Many researchers warned the company that this approach could potentially put Android users at a greater risk, as downloading APKs outside of the Play Store is not recommended and requires users to disable some security features on Android devices as well. And it seems like those fears and concerns were true. Google developers discovered a dangerous security flaw as soon as the Fortnite game launched on Android. Fortnite Android Installer Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Disk Attack In a proof-of-concept video published by Google, r
Fortnite APK Download for Android Won't Be Available on Google Play Store

Fortnite APK Download for Android Won't Be Available on Google Play Store

August 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
There's both good news and bad news for Fortnite game lovers. Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world right now, is coming to Android devices very soon, but players would not be able to download Fortnite APK from the Google Play Store. Instead, Epic Games software development company has confirmed the Fortnite APK for Android will be available for download exclusively only through its official website, bypassing the Google Play Store. Why Fortnite for Android Bypassing Google Play Store? Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney cites two main reasons for this decision. First, offering Fortnite APK downloads directly from its official website will allow the company to "have a direct relationship" with its consumers. Second, since Google takes a 30 percent cut of revenue each time a user makes an in-app purchase through its Play Store, the decision will allow the company to save millions. This should not be shocking as Fortnite on iOS made $15 million in j
Beware! Fortnite Cheat Hijacks Gamers’ PCs to Intercept HTTPS Traffic

Beware! Fortnite Cheat Hijacks Gamers’ PCs to Intercept HTTPS Traffic

July 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you are looking for Fortnite v-bucks generator, aimbot or any other game cheats—then beware—you might end up installing malware on your PC! Web-based game-streaming platform Rainway is reporting that tens of thousands of Fortnite players have inadvertently infected their systems with a piece of malware that hijacks their encrypted HTTPS web sessions to inject fraudulent ads into every website they visit. According to a blog published by Rainway CEO Andrew Sampson, the company began receiving hundreds of thousands of error reports from its server logs last week, and after investigating, the team found that the systems of their users were attempting to connect with various ad platforms. Since Rainway system only allows whitelisted domains to load content, all ads-related requests got rejected, resulting in triggering an error every time the users' systems try to connect with a third-party server. It turns out that the malicious adware attacking Rainway users had one t
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