Epic Games Gets Hacked

It seems like everyone these days is getting their sites hacked and their data compromised. Just yesterday we did a post about Codemasters getting hit in a fresh attack by hackers, and yesterday afternoon I received this email from Epic Games:

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.

The good news is that they didn’t store any really sensitive information, and they encrypted their passwords, but that doesn’t mean your passwords are safe. Speaking of passwords though, please do yourself a favor and do not use the same password on every website; you are just asking for trouble if you are doing that. You should check out something like 1Password. I bought it and I couldn’t recommend it enough; it’s a simple program that will take care of all your password needs.

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  • Guest

    Good idea, get 1Password, so people can hack your machine and get all your passwords without bothering to hack pesky websites.

  • i use keepassX on a usb stick with encrypted file to prevent access use bluefish its somewhat identical to 1Password without paying and always updated.