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Epic Games (Gears of War, Unreal, Bulletstorm, etc.) is the latest game-related company to be hit by hackers, according to CEO Tim Sweeney.

Here’s the post about the hacking from the company’s website:

Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. We’re working on getting them back up and running, and expect everything to be restored in a few days.

The hackers likely obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plain text passwords weren’t revealed, but short or common passwords could be obtained by brute-force attack. Therefore, we’re resetting all passwords. If you have an account on the Epic Games forums, you can request to receive your new password by email it to the address we have on file for you.

The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) has not been compromised. None of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other sensitive customer data.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we get our servers back under control.

For information on how to change your password if this affects you, click the link below.

Source: Epic Games forum

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The Hacks Continue – Epic Games Gets Hit, Site Accounts Compromised

By EGM Staff | 06/10/2011 11:44 AM PT

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Epic Games (Gears of War, Unreal, Bulletstorm, etc.) is the latest game-related company to be hit by hackers, according to CEO Tim Sweeney.

Here’s the post about the hacking from the company’s website:

Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. We’re working on getting them back up and running, and expect everything to be restored in a few days.

The hackers likely obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plain text passwords weren’t revealed, but short or common passwords could be obtained by brute-force attack. Therefore, we’re resetting all passwords. If you have an account on the Epic Games forums, you can request to receive your new password by email it to the address we have on file for you.

The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) has not been compromised. None of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other sensitive customer data.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we get our servers back under control.

For information on how to change your password if this affects you, click the link below.

Source: Epic Games forum

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