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Fortnite Left Players Open to Account Hijacking, Voice Chat Eavesdropping

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by , 01-20-2019 at 02:31 PM (764 Views)
      
   


Now that itís the most popular game in the world, Fortnite has become a target for both lawsuits and hackers. Security firm Check Point Software says Fortnite developer Epic Games had a major vulnerability in its system that could have allowed an attacker to play as the victim, purchase items, and even listen to the playerís microphone.

The vulnerability, which Epic Games confirms it has fixed, is part of its website rather than the game client itself. Like many hacks, it begins with getting the target to click on a malicious link. The attackerís site doesnít have to deposit any malware on the system, though. All it has to do is copy the Fortnite login token.

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