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Fortnite Security Flaw Allowed Hackers to Take Over Players’ Accounts

Fortnite says that it immediately informed its developer, Epic Games. Epic Games says it fixed the security holes earlier this month. Hackers were able to make game purchases using hacked players’ credit cards. They were also able to pose as players in chats that are part of the game. The did so by exploiting flaws in Epic’s web infrastructure. Hackers were able to intercept authentic login “tokens” of users. Epics says they encourage players to “protect their accounts by not re-using passwords and using strong passwords.” They also encourage players not to share “account information with others.”

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