Hackers make thousands of dollars selling “Fortnite” accounts

Teenagers are now making some extra cash by hacking into Fortnite accounts and selling them to other players.

According to a report by the BBC, teen hackers are using data from various sources that enable them to open up the accounts. The method is also known as ‘cracking’ allows the hackers to sell the accounts for anywhere from a few cents to hundreds of dollars apiece, depending on the worth of the player's account.

In an interview with BBC, a hacker who chooses to remain unnamed commented that the amount of money you make with each account is just a ‘lucky dip’ and solely dependent on the account you manage to hack.

The report also reveals that one teenager managed to make around $20K in 6 to 7 months.
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After the reports of breaches, the developing company of Fortnite Epic Games asked their users to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for their gaming accounts.
"2FA can be used to help protect your account from unauthorized access by requiring you to enter an additional code when you sign in. The 2FA feature currently supports the use of an authenticator app or an email address authentication method.", explained Fortnite team.
In their blog post, the company also incentivized the increased security by offering to unlock the ‘Boogiedown Emote’ for players who enable the 2FA.

Unfortunately, security is not the only concern of the popular game. Since a few months, the company has been making news for several reasons that include being sued by few stars for copying their dance moves.

Stay updated with us for more news about the future of Fortnite.

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