Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In a realm where fortresses of digital security often loom large, the parapets of Epic Games’ stronghold witnessed an intrusion that has sent ripples across the gaming world. On September 1, 2023, a scant 396 bytes of data were purloined in a breach that bore the signature of the elusive “Ninja Defender.” This sinister incursion, even though minuscule in data volume, was a thorn in the side of Epic Games and a clarion call for InsecureWeb, the vigilant sentinels of digital defense.

Where and How?

The ingress point for this breach was not what one might expect; it unfurled in the realm of chat applications, with Telegram.org serving as the unsuspecting arena. Despite the meager size of the stolen data, the nature of the compromised information was a harbinger of potential trouble – user email addresses. While seemingly innocuous on its own, this stolen data serves as a gateway for nefarious actors to mount phishing attacks, spam, and potentially more sinister schemes.

Epic Games, renowned for its cutting-edge gaming engine, Unreal, and its iconic title, Fortnite, has typically maintained a commendable security posture. This breach, however, serves as a poignant reminder that in the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, even the titans of the industry are not impervious.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Epic Games has, until now, been a fortress unbreached. A paragon of digital security, the breach of September 2023 stands as a singular blip on an otherwise unblemished track record.

Recommendations for Personal Data Protection

How Users Can Protect Their Information

To protect their personal information and accounts from being compromised, users should take the following steps:

– Change their passwords frequently, with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

– Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible.

– Use unique passwords for each account, to prevent hackers from accessing multiple accounts with the same password.

– Be cautious of suspicious emails or messages, as they may contain phishing links that can compromise their accounts.

– Regularly monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.

What is InsecureWeb?

InsecureWeb is a Dark Web monitoring service that keeps track of recent data breaches and tracks their impact by monitoring the darkest places of the internet.

Our commitment lies in providing top-notch cybersecurity services to our clients. Through continuous monitoring of the dark web and advanced threat detection methodologies, we strive to identify potential breaches promptly, enabling swift response and mitigation efforts. With our state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we prioritize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our clients’ data.