‘I knew it was a scam’ – Relief for Fortnite Players as Data Remains Safe

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Threats and Scams

FORTNITE players and users of the Epic Games Store recently faced threats regarding the security of their personal and payment data. A group on the dark web demanded $15k in exchange for data they claimed to have stolen from Epic Games.

No Evidence of Breach

Despite the alarming claims, Epic Games found no evidence of a data breach. The deadline set by the group passed without any data release, leading to a surprising confession.

Confession of a Scam

The group admitted that they never actually stole any data and that the entire operation was a scam. They aimed to sell fake data to unsuspecting buyers, highlighting the risks of such fraudulent activities.

Data Safety Confirmed

The key takeaway from this incident is that Epic Games was never hacked, ensuring that players' data remains secure. No evidence has surfaced to support the group's claims of selling stolen data.

For more details on Epic Games' response to the fake hack, visit their official statement.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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