More than 800,000 user accounts have been compromised in a massive breach targeting forum accounts associated with game developer Epic Games

Unreal Tournament and Fortnite developer Epic Games has confirmed that the Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forums as well as some of its legacy forums were compromised in a massive breach affecting over 800,000 users.

According to breach notification site LeakedSource which obtained a copy of the database, the attack was carried out on 11 August.

Allegedly exploiting a known SQL injection vulnerability usually found in outdated versions of vBulletin forum software, the unknown hacker has stolen data from hundreds of thousands of forum accounts including usernames, email addresses, scrambled passwords, IP addresses, birth dates, user activity data, private messages and posts, ZDNet reports.

The publication also notes that Facebook access tokens for users who signed in with their social account were swiped.

The famed developer behind the successful Gears of War series and popular MOBA Paragon, however, insisted that passwords were not compromised on the Unreal Forums.

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