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Subject: Epic Games Forums, Password Breach

Post Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 12:28

Howdy UnrealSP.org

While being awake at (for me) an unreasonable hour, I came across this post on UT99.org:
https://ut99.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=11654

Which links to an article here describing the latest breach of salted passwords:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/23/epic_games_forums_breached_salted_passwords_nabbed/

Quoting the pertinent part:
Information on some 808,000 Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum accounts, including email addresses, birth dates, and private messages, have been stolen from Epic Games.
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Salted passwords were breached for accounts active since July last year used on older game forums including legacy Unreal Tournament titles, Gears of War, and Infinity Blade.
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The breach occurred thanks to an SQL injection hole in an outdated version of vBulletin, ZDNet reports.


Que the headaches for those re-using passwords... Stay safe, friends.

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