Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Epic Games, Inc. for failure to adequately safeguard the private information of over 200 million players of its popular Fortnite video game, resulting in a data breach. As part of the sign-up process to play Fortnite, players must create and maintain user accounts that contain personally identifiable information (PII) such as their names, email addresses, and, in some cases, credit or debit card information. The security vulnerability that facilitated the breach, first noticed by a cyber-security firm in 2018, allowed malicious actors to target Fortnite players with a phishing scam and quickly take over their user account even without the entry of their log-in information. Epic Games acknowledged the data breach in early 2019, but has neither offered relief to those impacted nor, for that matter, made public the number of users whose PII was potentially exposed. Many players report unauthorized credit or debit card activity related to the breach. Others remain at risk, with stolen Fortnite account information currently being sold on the dark web.
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