• If you are looking for a VPN this is the one we recommend MaxSecVPN.com as they have the BEST PRICE I have found and also the best quality.
  • QSG is currently looking for forum local moderators. Meaning you would pick a forum on the website and you would only be able to moderate that forum. This comes with making sure people are following the rules and being respectful. You are also responsible for promoting your forum. Please fill out an application here.

Respawn Deploys Apex Legends Security Update After Pro Accounts Were Hacked Mid-Match

EA has deployed what it called the first in a “layered series” of Apex Legends security updates amid growing concern about the safety of the battle royale.


Over the weekend,
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
during the game’s Global Series, putting a stop to the tournament and sparking concern about the security of some EA games.

During the North American finals of the Apex Legends Global Series, Noyan "Genburten" Ozkose was surprised to discover the ability to see through walls, an incident you can see in the video below from X/Twitter user @Apryze_:

NO WAY
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
getting hacked mid algs game
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!


— Apryze🌹 (@Apryze_)
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

It didn’t stop there. Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen was then somehow given an aimbot. Footage shows chat taken over by the words "Apex hacking global series by Destroyer2009 & R4ndom."

So i was given Aimbot but it was just me playing on Controller all good guys. Nerf controller!
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!


— TSM ImperialHal (@ImperialHal)
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

Now,
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
, confirming a “few” pro Apex Legends player accounts were hacked during the tournament.

On Sunday, a few professional Apex Legends player accounts were hacked during an ALGS event.
Game and player security are our highest priorities, which is why we paused the competition to address the issue immediately.
Our teams have deployed the first of a layered series of updates to protect the Apex Legends player community and create a secure experience for everyone.
Thank you for your patience.

A number of Respawn developers have since tweeted about the situation, insisting they’re on the case.

We are working. The team on this are some of the most talented I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. All I can say is, the care and love shown from parties involved makes me thankful for the coworkers and devs on this game.
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!


— Conor Ford / Hideouts (@RSPN_Hideouts)
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
Know that we
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
take security as one of our highest priorities.
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!


— Evan Nikolich (@EvanNikolich)
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

While Respawn’s statement is understandably vague around the details of the hack and the work it’s done to prevent the same thing from happening again, concern remains about the security of Apex Legends, particularly on PC. Some players are still wondering whether it’s safe to play Apex in the context of the hack, and are waiting on further detail from Respawn.

Epic Games-owned Easy Anti-Cheat, which is used by Apex Legends, has insisted its tech has nothing to do with the hacks. "We have investigated recent reports of a potential RCE issue within Easy Anti-Cheat,” Epic said. “At this time - we are confident that there is no RCE vulnerability within EAC being exploited. We will continue to work closely with our partners for any follow up support needed.”


Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
 

Users who are viewing this thread

  • We value your privacy

    We use essential cookies to make this site work, and optional cookies to enhance your experience.

    See further information and configure your preferences

    These cookies are required to enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may not reject these.
    We deliver enhanced functionality for your browsing experience by setting these cookies. If you reject them, enhanced functionality will be unavailable.
    Cookies set by third parties may be required to power functionality in conjunction with various service providers for security, analytics, performance or advertising purposes.