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#4483149 - 07/17/19 09:38 PM Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions?  
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Another reason to dislike this platform. Thankfully I've never made any purchases from this outfit and will never especially after today. I created an Epic account a couple of years ago or whenever it released to get Shadow Complex for free. I've never had issues that I know of until today. Today I go and log in and it greets me with:

"Welcome back PoopSniffer56"

Needless to say that is not my account name. What's concerning is that when I went into my settings, my correct email and first and last name which are required are still listed but my account name changed on its own. Does Epic have a known history of hacking? I was reading something briefly that said that hackers were able to use accounts of Forntnite players. I however do not have installed nor have ever played that game. Its looking like someone or something is piggy backing my account. I'm glad I don't have years worth of faithful patronage and even more sensitive credit card information through this idiotic platform.

Does anyone have suggestions? Hopefully I can just deactivate the account but who knows about whether or not someone has my email now which stinks. Too bad I'll loose Shadow Complex and a couple of the other freebies I was interseted in but I've never liked Epic and this cinches the deal for me. I'm hoping its some fluke but I doubt it. Not sure what to do and I dread contacting Epic.

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#4483154 - 07/17/19 10:17 PM Re: Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions? [Re: Coot]  
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Originally Posted by Coot
Does Epic have a known history of hacking? I was reading something briefly that said that hackers were able to use accounts of Forntnite players.




lol;;;;;;;;as i told everyone in the free games thread, make a epic acount with a fake email. i did because i read about how easy epic was to hack, and the very same day i got 10 acount warnings.......i heard people lost email too so,and other acounts like origins battlefield, if they are conected i dont know but i'm not taking chances.

#4483164 - 07/17/19 11:23 PM Re: Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions? [Re: Coot]  
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Coot, err, umm, poopsniffer, are you sure there isn't something you wish to tell us?

:P

Hey, at least they hacked your account in style. That's funny.

You might want to think about getting a stronger password, say something 16 characters long with letters, numerals and case changes.

#4483191 - 07/18/19 06:16 AM Re: Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions? [Re: Coot]  
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Never use a primary email account for anything but personal and "known good business" contacts.

The slight "hassle" of a secondary email account for everything else is nothing compared to having to change your primary - these days that's as undesirable as having to change your phone number...

#4483208 - 07/18/19 10:56 AM Re: Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions? [Re: Coot]  
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I got an email from them yesterday saying my account had been accessed from South Korea, obviously not by me smile I was able to change the password though. My game PC is currently broke so I haven't tried to access anything myself yet. Not that I normally do, most of my stuff is Steam.


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#4483236 - 07/18/19 03:06 PM Re: Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions? [Re: Coot]  
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Do they not offer any kind of 2 factor authentication? A little bit of inconvenience can add a lot of additional security.


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#4483472 - 07/20/19 12:39 PM Re: Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions? [Re: Coot]  
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They do offer 2fa.


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