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A security vulnerability in Fortnite, the online game with more than 200 million users, exposed players to being hacked and even secretly recorded during play, a security research firm said.

The firm Check Point revealed that it found flaws in the game over the past few weeks. According to the report, hackers took advantage of an unsecured webpage from 2004 created by Fortnite's developer, Epic Games. They used the old webpage to send phishing links to Fortnite users that appeared to be coming from Epic. If users clicked the link, hackers could gain full access to their accounts even without login information.

Epic Games, the company that develops the battle royale game that’s become an obsession for millions of kids, teens and adults, confirmed that it had patched the bug. They encourage players to protect their accounts by not reusing passwords and using strong passwords, and not sharing account information with others.


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