The epic Fortnite: Battle Royal game is at greater hacking risk, that could have troubled near around 80 million active users and 200 registered users. Experts from cybersecurity firm Check Point has stated that the hackers may get more vulnerable to the clients’ account and if they want they can misuse the casualty’s card details to buy virtual in-game currency.
It can also enable the hacker inside the on-going matches, without the user’s knowledge, and thus can hear the players’ conversation and visualize the gaming environment.
From the casual players, too, the highly talented professional gamers, Fortnite is quite popular among all. It can be played on various platforms, like smartphones, PCs, Xbox, etc. But, the recent Fortnite’s security threat raises controversy about the safety of the applications that use a cloud.
Though Fortnite has faced earlier threats too, that contained various phishing links flashing on the screen, by the names of various renowned gaming websites, and whenever a user clicks that, it completely redirects the site to a different generated page that confirmed to create Fortnite’s ‘V-Buck’ in-game currency. Thus that was an obvious trap for the users. But the current scenario is different, and they don’t even need any user login details to misguide them.
They capture the clients’ verification token on one click, without the victim’s notice. The Check Point Analysts stated that the existing vulnerability might be due to the two Epic Games with imperfect sub-domain that could redirect. Though that problem was solved quite long ago, maybe that one vulnerability made the attackers find a better way of capturing the authentication domain of the clients playing this game. Researches are being done about the attacks and Fortnight is thinking to implement two-factor verification processes to reduce this threat.