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Epic says there's zero evidence so far of hacked game store

Over the last 24 hours, there have been reports that the Epic Games Store was hacked, suggesting that bad actors had made off with over 189GB of data. Hacks like these in general are most certainly concerning, but they do sometimes end up being nothing in the end. Regardless of the severity, they require steadfast action to secure your personal information.

This is one of those times where you’re going to want to take precautions as soon as possible. According to reports from Cyberdaily.au, a Ransomware group has claimed to have hacked the Epic Games Store. The information said to have been taken includes users’ personal email addresses, payment information, and more. Naturally, even if there is the slightest chance of a hack, it’s in your best interest to be safe. In this instance that would mean setting up any extra security measure you can. Such as two-factor authentication if you don’t already have that set up in the first place. It’s also not a bad idea to change your password while you’re at it.

That being said, there may be nothing to worry about at all.

The Epic Games Store may not have been hacked after all

As mentioned earlier, you should take precautions, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. But there may not be anything to worry about in the long run. Among the reports about the hack, Eurogamer has reportedly heard from Epic, who states that the company is investigating the claims, but that there is currently no evidence that the claims are legitimate. That could mean that your information is safe. But even if you decide not to change your password, you should still enable two-factor authentication anyway. As it’ll make your account a little safer.

“We are investigating but there is currently zero evidence that these claims are legitimate,” an Epic spokesperson said. In short, do your due diligence and secure your account because doing anything less would not be smart. But, account info might be safe, which is still a sigh of relief.

What all was claimed to be taken?

It’s not just email accounts and payment information, according to the ransomware group Mogilievich. The group says that stolen data includes emails, passwords, payment information, full names, and even source code, among other pieces of data. If the hack did happen, that’s a lot of information you don’t want out there being unsecured. However, it’s been reported that Mogilievich hasn’t provided any proof of the hack to Epic or anyone else. It also hasn’t demanded a specific amount of money. So far. This is in contrast to the Insomniac Games hack that happened in 2023 which was carried out by the Rhysida hacker group, which did demand a specific dollar amount at the time of notification.

That being said, Mogilievich has stated that the data is for sale. There’s also a deadline for someone to buy it or for Epic to pay up. That deadline is March 4 according to the message posted by Mogilievich. Obviously Epic is going to take this seriously, as should Epic Games Store users.

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