Epic Games Cautions Users about Scam E-mails
Epic Games whose other name is Epic, a company situated inside USA's Cary, North Carolina for developing video games, has issued an alert about a phishing attack currently targeting it, reported pcgamer.com dated August 14, 2015.
Epic's studio while writing on the forums of Unreal Engine said that the company was under a phishing assault; therefore people were urged not to follow any web-links embedded on e-mails asserting as being sent from it, till further notification followed. Like always, people mustn't provide their sensitive data, in particular, login details. In case of any query about the current issue, people may post them on the company website and the company would answer them. Meanwhile, an identical missive was put up on Epic's A/C with Twitter.
Incidentally, it's merely a month from Epic's announcement about a hack occurring into its forums that the attack has taken place, while data comprising e-mail id, birth date and username and password of customers given at registration time might've got accessed.
The company cautioned then that although there wasn't any finance-related detail on the illegitimately intruded forum, customers must remain vigil for dubious electronic mails that could also be phishing messages.
An individual representing Epic stated that the studio continued to examine the situation, however, remained short of commenting further. According to him, the forum consisting of the phishing assault's first notification would get updated with additional data whenever it became obtainable. Pcgamer.com reported this.
Worryingly, it's because of successful hacking attacks by their perpetrators that phishing remains one favorable scam online fraudsters employ for scamming their victims.
Disturbingly, Epic Games getting victimized with hackers' attacks isn't something new, point out security researchers. During June 2011, following hackers' successful admission into the whole data of the company's forum, Epic Games was forced to change its passwords for that forum.
Moreover, apart from Epic Games, other online game firms, which got victimized with hackers' attacks, are 'Minecraft' and 'Steam Gaming" gaming websites. Again during 2011, "Nintendo Europe" declared that it was probing one phishing assault that targeted its clients followed with tentatively deactivating portions of its online site so as to maintain caution.
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