If you ever registered an account for the Unreal Engine or Unreal Tournament forums, bad news. Epic has announced that the forums for both have been compromised, as well as some of their legacy forums.
Epic, makers of the Unreal Engine as well as games such as Unreal Tournament and Fortnite, announced earlier today that the forums for Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament had been compromised, revealing email addresses and “other data entered into the forums”.
The post goes on to say that “no passwords in any form, neither salted, hashed nor plaintext” were revealed, as those were stored other databases that were not breached. “While the data contained in the vBulletin account databases for these forums were leaked, the passwords for user accounts are stored elsewhere,” the company explained.
“These forums remain online and no passwords need to be reset.”
Epic’s announcement corroborates the appearance of UnrealEngine.com and EpicGames.com on Leaked Source’s most recent list of databases that have been breached earlier today. Epic also tweeted out this afternoon that the forums had been placed into maintenance mode as a precaution.
We have placed our forums in maintenance mode while we investigate the recent compromise.
— Epic Games (@EpicGames) August 23, 2016
Epic added that their legacy forums for older UT games, UDK, Gears of War and Infinity Blade had also been breached, with email addresses, salted hashed passwords and other data exposed. “If you have been active on these forums since July 2015, we recommend you change your password on any site where you use the same password,” the developer advised.