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Fortnite security flaw allowed hackers to access accounts, eavesdrop on in-game conversations

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 11:22:02-05

By Veronica Beltran

Do you, your spouse or your children play Fortnite? You might want to take a really close look at your credit card statements.

Epic Games , the developers of the popular online video game, says a bug in its log-in system may have given hackers access to the player account.

Access would allow hackers to "take over the account of any user, view their personal account information, purchase virtual in-game currency and eavesdrop on in-game chatter as well as home conversations," according to Check Point Software , an information security group that discovered the security vulnerabilities.

It's unknown how many players were affected by the security flaw, but Epic Games said the bug has been fixed.

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