Fortnite gamers exposed to snooping hackers as ‘massive invasion of privacy’ revealed
Fortnite developer Epic Games fixed the bug in December, and it’s not known whether anyone’s details were stolen.
The flaw was uncovered by experts at cyber security research firm Check Point.
Hackers could take control of accounts by sending a social message to players loaded with a malicious link.
If someone clicked the link, nasty cyber criminals could steal their Fortnite authentication token – code that confirms a user is logged in.
This allowed hackers to log in to the victim’s account without a username and password, meaning they could snoop on their messages and steal their virtual currency.
“Fortnite is one of the most popular games played mainly by kids. These flaws provided the ability for a massive invasion of privacy,” said Check Point researcher Oded Vanunu.
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