A little while back, Epic Games had its forums hacked, revealing user emails and personal account information. Now we are starting to see that stolen information put to use as Epic Games is warning people that it is “experiencing a phishing attack” and that you probably shouldn’t trust any emails that say they are coming the studio.
The warning was broadcast over on Twitter along with the Epic Games forum, which said: “We are experiencing a phishing attack. Please DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS contained within emails claiming to be from us (anyone at Epic Games) until further notice.”
“As always do not give out sensitive information such as login credentials. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please post them here and we will try to answer them. We are currently investigating and will keep this thread updated as we have more information.”
The phishing attacks follow on from the Epic Games forum hack last month. None of Epic Games other servers were affected, just the forum, where a hacker gained unauthorized access to usernames, passwords, DOBs and email addresses, all bits of user info that can help in a phishing scam.
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KitGuru Says: Epic Games’ servers might be secure once again but any forum users will want to steer clear of any Epic Games marked emails for a while.