Fortnite security flaw let hackers access your account, eavesdrop on your in-game conversations

Posted at 6:01 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 06:01:52-05

Do you, your spouse or your children play Fortnite? You might want to take a really close look at your credit card statements.

Epic Games, the developers of the popular online video game, announced a bug in the log-in system may have given hackers access to your account.

Access would allow hackers to "take over the account of any user, view their personal account information, purchase virtual in-game currency and eavesdrop on in-game chatter as well as home conversations," according to Check Point Software, an information security group, who discovered the security vulnerabilities.


It's unknown how many players were affected by the security flaw, but Epic Games said the bug has been fixed.