After Sony, Nintendo, Codemasters and Square Enix, now is the turn of Epic Games servers to be attacked by hackers, who managed to obtain passwords and encrypted e-mail addresses of users registered on the forum.

After this attack, all the passwords were reset, Tim Sweeney – Founder Epic Games – saying that, fortunately, his company’s site does not store financial information.

Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. After some downtime, they’re back up and running now.

The hackers may have obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plaintext passwords weren’t revealed, but it’s possible that those passwords could be obtained by a brute-force attack on the encrypted passwords. Therefore, we have reset all passwords. Your new password at the bottom of this message.

The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) hasn’t been compromised. Thankfully, none of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other financial data.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we wrestle our servers back under control.

Tim Sweeney
Founder, Epic Games Inc