Fortnite is an incredibly popular video game. In fact about 80 million people play each month. Fortnite is owned by Epic Games Inc. In January 2019, Epic Games confirmed publicly that a cybersecurity vulnerability had been discovered in the log-in system of the game. Check Point Research, an information security group, notified Epic of the vulnerability after tests revealed it could lead to widespread fraud. Due to the vulnerability, hackers were able to steal pieces of code used to identify players. Hackers are suspected of using the information to gain access to Fortnite player accounts. If the hackers logged in to other player’s accounts, they could access player’s in-game currency, contact lists, and even eavesdrop on personal conversations.
The attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of cybersecurity breach victims. We are currently investigating this matter, as well as other data breaches. If you or someone you know was affected by the Fortnite vulnerability, please contact us to discuss your legal options.