Fortnite video game developer Epic Games Inc. isn’t just dodging digital adversaries—now it’s being slammed with a class action lawsuit over a data breach. Lawyers said that, while cyberattacks faced by the video game industry aren’t unique, hackers are incentivized to strike high-profile games and target their in-game assets.
A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is based on cybersecurity firm CheckPoint’s January announcement that hackers breached Epic Games users’ accounts and had access to their passwords, credit and debit card information, and other personally identifiable information.
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