Epic Faces Class-Action Law Suit Over Failed Security Measures

Class-Action Law Suit

Epic Games is filed for a class-action law suit over their failed security measures which allowed hackers to collect sensitive and personal data of Fortnite players. The law suit was brought on behalf of players who were affected by a security gap in Epic’s log-in system.

As reported by Polygon, the suit was filed by lawfirm Franklin D. Azar & Associates which comprises over 100 class members. They all claim that Epic Games failed to maintain adequate security measures and notify users of security breach in a timely manner.

Furthermore, the statement from the class-action law suit firm states that:

[A]ffected Fortnite users have suffered an ascertainable loss in that they have had fraudulent charges made to their credit or debit cards and must undertake additional security measures, some at their own expense, to minimize the risk of future data breaches including cancelling credit cards associated with their Epic Games/Fortnite accounts and changing passwords for those accounts

The law firm also says that if you have a credit or debit card linked with your Fornite account it may or may not have made unauthorized charges.

You may have a claim against Epic Games if you have an Epic Games or Fortnite account, a credit or debit card linked to that account, and incurred charges on that linked card that you did not authorize or recognize

The potential breach into sensitive and personal data of Fortnite players was initially detected by Epic Games back in January 2019. A bug in the game exposed the data of players and it was titled as XSS Attack. It only required a player to click on a link and his or her username and password were collected afterwards.

The problem was later fixed, however the law suit allegedly says more that Epic Games failed to notify their users of potential security breach.

Have you been affected by unauthorized charges on your credit or debit card? Share your thoughts with us in comments section below.

 

Source: Polygon


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