In January of this year, a security breach was discovered at Fortnite that compromised the personal data of its players. Based on this event, Epic Games will now face a class action lawsuit already signed by more than 100 people.
This lawsuit was filed with the district court of the state of North Carolina, USA. Its subscribers allege that Epic Games was unable to guarantee proper security measures and warn the injured parties.
The text reads that the Fortnite manager failed to notify players that their personal data could be compromised. Players are also concerned that security measures taken by Epic Games may not be sufficient to protect their data.
Fortnite security flaw revealed players' credit card details
This security hole was discovered in January of this year and Epic Games says it was fixed shortly. By exploiting this vulnerability, hackers had access to Fortnite players' personal information, including their debit or credit cards.
By obtaining this data, the miscreants could use this information to purchase items within the game. Later they could put this sensitive information up for sale and make a profit from it.
According to the lawsuit in question, many users have suffered several losses from exposing their card data. Some even had to cancel them to minimize losses.
The Polygon publication attempted to contact those responsible for this lawsuit who did not respond to the case at the time of writing this article. On Epic Games' side, it declined to comment.
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