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News video games 29 February 2024, 01:58

author: Martin Bukowski

Hacking Gang Claims to Have Stolen 200 GB of Epic Game's Data

Epic Games has fallen victim to a hacking attack. Nearly 200 GB of data was allegedly stolen, including sensitive ones.

Source: Epic Games


Epic Games responded to the matter in question in reply to VGC's inquiry. There's an ongoing investigation, but currently there is no evidence to confirm the hackers' truthfulness. The Mogilevich group didn't reach out to Epic Games and didn't provide anything to confirm their revelations.

The group's only "response" is a tweet stating their intention to sell the supposedly stolen data for $15,000. The hackers would only disclose the illegally obtained data after the transaction.

Original news

The devs of Fortnite, Epic Games Store, and Unreal Engine may have become the latest victim of the Mogilevich hacking group. According to Cyber Daily, hackers posted a message on the dark web informing them that they had obtained 189 GB of sensitive data.

  1. The group claims that it was able to secretly infiltrate the company's servers, suggesting that Epic Games didn't notice anything.
  2. The data they stole includes emails, passwords, names and surnames, payment information, source codes, and much more.
  3. The data was put up for sale, with the final auction date scheduled for March 4th. However, the group didn't specify its plans if no buyer is found by then. They also didn't provide any amount.

The hackers didn't present any evidence of possessing this data. This may indicate an attempt at fraud to obtain money. By comparison, when the attack on Insomniac Games occurred in December, the group Rhysida, responsible for the action, released a small portion of the data to confirm their actions.

According to the Cyber Daily article, we can learn that Mogilevich is a recently established hacker group that conducted its first assault on February 20, and Epic Games could potentially be their fourth victim.

At the time of writing this message, Epic Games hasn't taken any official position on this matter.

Martin Bukowski

Martin Bukowski

Graduate of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Gdańsk University of Technology, who decided to dedicate his life to video games. In his childhood, he would get lost in the Gothic's Valley of Mines and "grind for gold" in League of Legends. Twenty years later, games still entertain him just as much. Today, he considers the Persona series and soulslike titles from From Software as his favorite games. He avoids consoles, and a special place in his heart is reserved for PC. In his spare time, he works as a translator, is creating his first game, or spends time watching movies and series (mainly animated ones).