Millions of Fortnite Gamers were in Danger of Getting Hacked

Fortnite is now used for online money laundering via V-Bucks

Oded Vanunu, Head of Products - Vulnerability Research, Check Point, narrates, "Fortnite is one of the most popular games played mainly by kids".

"With the access token now in the hands of the attacker, he can now log in to the user's Fortnite account and view any data stored there, including the ability to buy more in-game currency at the user's expense".

Or in layman language, the hackers sent a malicious link to the users' Fortnite account, which, when clicked, redirected attackers to a page that stole their login credentials.

Creators have been increasingly taking legal action against Epic Games for what many of them are calling unfair and uncredited use of their dance moves as Fortnite dances. It suggests that players should be careful when sharing information online, and always question the legitimacy of messages - particularly ones bearing attachments or requesting the sharing of personal data.

With Fortnite reportedly making billions just in 2018, it's basically the biggest game that civilization has come up with since the invention of checkers.

This isn't the first time Fortnite vulnerabilities have been exploited. The hacker also could gain access to conversations held by the player and his friends, which could be used to exploit the account owner, often children under 18.

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Allegedly, malicious entities are using stolen credit cards to purchase Fortnite's in-game token from the game's official store.

A major security flaw in the hit game Fortnite could've allowed a hacker to take over someone's account.

Players can purchase the digitally generated V-bucks or earn them by successfully completing missions, and those V-bucks can then be used to purchase digital costumes, weapons and other items used to build shelters in the game and fend off attacks by other players and zombies characters. "Once clicked, with no need even for the user to enter any login credentials, their Fortnite authentication token would immediately be captured by the attacker". Epic Games is trying to battle all the scams, account hacks and the malware that is trying to affect the game.

Check Point said "Needless to say that along with this massive invasion of privacy, the financial risks and potential for fraud is vast".

"With such a meteoric rise in fortune, it is no surprise the popular game has already attracted the attention of cyber criminals set on conning unsuspecting players", the Check Point researchers said.

It also encourages players to use two-factor authentication, which will require them to enter a security code sent to their phone upon login.

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