Epic Games Warns Emails From Studio May Be Phishing Scams
"Do not click any links contained within emails claiming to be from us," says dev.
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"We are experiencing a phishing attack," he said. "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," he continued. "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 attack follows a forum hack in July 2015, which Epic Games said may have resulted in data being "compromised by a hacker." The studio advised users to change their passwords as the hackers gained "unauthorised access to usernames, email addresses, passwords, and the date of birth provided at registration."
Epic Games' is currently working on Fortnite, which combines first-person shooting, base building, and tower defense. The title has been in a closed alpha state for months now, but no official release date has been announced.
In May 2014, Epic Games also announced a new Unreal Tournament game was in development. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, the title will be free to players. The studio has stressed that it is not free-to-play, but will be supported by an in-game marketplace where users can create and sell content.
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