stormous attacks Epic Games Data Breach

Incident Date:

April 12, 2022

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stormous attacks Epic Games Data Breach


Epic Games Data Breach




Cary, USA

North Carolina, USA

First Reported

April 12, 2022

Epic Games Denies Ransomware Attack Claims

Epic Games, the entity behind the widely acclaimed game Fortnite, has refuted allegations of a ransomware attack purported by the group Mogilevich. The group had previously asserted that it exfiltrated nearly 200 gigabytes of internal data from Epic Games, encompassing emails, passwords, full names, payment information, and source code. Nonetheless, Epic Games has definitively stated there is "zero evidence" to support any claims of a successful ransomware incursion against the company.

As a pivotal figure in the software industry, known for its flagship games, the Unreal Engine, and the Epic Games Store—a platform renowned for distributing free games—Epic Games stands as a prime target for cybercriminals. The potential leakage of sensitive data, including both corporate and customer information, underscores the high stakes involved.

The Broader Context of Ransomware Attacks in the Gaming Industry

Despite Epic Games' denial of the attack, the gaming sector has witnessed a rising tide of ransomware incidents. A notable example in 2023 involved Sony's Insomniac Games studio, which experienced a significant data breach. Personal employee data and details of unannounced game titles were exposed after the studio did not comply with a ransom demand. This event serves as a stark reminder of the imperative for game studios to bolster their cybersecurity defenses to avert future intrusions and safeguard sensitive data.

While Epic Games has dismissed the recent ransomware attack allegations, the incident casts a spotlight on the ongoing vulnerabilities within the gaming industry. It is incumbent upon companies to perpetually enhance their security protocols to mitigate the risk of breaches and the potential exposure of critical information.


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