Fortnite hackers could potentially access millions of accounts world wide.
Earlier today, Fortnite creators Epic Games openly acknowledged the fact that, due to a bug in the game, hackers would gain the ability to take control of a millions of users accounts. If malicious, this could lead to the hackers spending as much money as they want in the Fortnite store, wracking up hundreds or maybe even thousands of dollars.
Currently it is unknown how many accounts have been affected by this, seeing how Epic Games declined to comment on the issue. That being said, about 80 million people play Fortnite a month, and the game has over 200 million registered accounts, meaning possibly millions of accounts are vulnerable to this bug.
The bugs problem doesn’t just end there, however, as if people log into their account using a 3rd party platform, such as Facebook or X-box live, the hackers could also gain access to those accounts as well.
“We encourage players to protect their accounts by not re-using passwords and using strong passwords, and not sharing account information with others,” Stated Epic Games. Though, as it seems, sharing passwords or other account information is not the main problem, as it is a bug in the game itself that is allowing hackers to do this. Personally this seems to only be something Epic Games said in order to calm down the hundreds of millions of users until they can patch the bug out. Something that will hopefully happen soon, before a massive breach in privacy occurs.