Fortnite is an immensily popular, online survival videogame that is developed by a company called Epic Games .Since its inception in 2017 Fortnite has 80 million users. Due to this massive userbase Fortnite has become an attraticve target for criminal activities.Security Researchers at Cybersecurity firm Check Point have discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the online platform hosted by Epic Games. According to the researchers, security loopholes in the infrastructure of the online platform would allow hackers to take control over any player account, to view account information, to buy the in-game virtulal currency at the expense of the user and to eavesdrop upon in-game conversations.The Researchers stated that the web based portal was prone to Cross Site Scripting Attack, SQL Injetion Attack.
Once the attacker had the login credentials of the user he could buy the in-game virtual currency at the expense of the victim and sell it on some other website for real world currency. Hence there was financial risk involved too.Such attacks could be prevented if the companies keep a tab on the inactive domain names which would act as a back door for the hackers. Regular Security Audits of the IT infrastructure and deploying security mechanisms is what Companies can do. Although Epic Games patched this bug in their recent update, ‘Confidentiality’ which is an important aspect of the CIA triad was severly compromised.
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