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Dear [my epic username],

Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. After some downtime, they’re back up and running now.

The hackers may have obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plaintext passwords weren’t revealed, but it’s possible that those passwords could be obtained by a brute-force attack on the encrypted passwords. Therefore, we have reset all passwords. Your new password at the bottom of this message.

The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) hasn’t been compromised. Thankfully, none of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other financial data.

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

Tim Sweeney

Founder, Epic Games Inc


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Well at least this lot had protected the passwords!

But yeah, it's pretty pathetic. Most of the high-profile 'hacks' lately have been on organisations who didn't bother with even the most basic security precautions. If you get everything right, then there are only two ways that data can be compromised: an 'inside job' or someone uses a zero-day exploit against you.

- Gache

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