Epic Games Data Breach Update! Mogilievich’s Ransomware Group Confesses Epic Games Breach Was a Scam

Written by Gabby Lee

March 5, 2024

Epic Games Data Breach Update! Mogilievich's Ransomware Group Confesses Epic Games Breach Was a Scam

The Mogilievich ransomware group has now admitted that their claim regarding the Epic Games data breach was false.

UPDATE 4/3/24:

The Mogilievich ransomware group that previously claimed responsibility for the Epic Games data breach has now admitted that their claim was false.

Instead, they have revealed themselves as “professional fraudsters” who were seeking financial gain. The Mogilevich ransomware group, now asserts that their intention was to deceive other hackers by pretending to possess hacking tools targeting prominent companies, which they would then sell for profit.

They have chosen to disclose their true motives to showcase their skills as “criminal geniuses.” This information was shared first with CyberDaily, the publication that initially reported on the alleged Epic Games breach.


Epic Games has promptly taken action to alleviate concerns surrounding the alleged ransomware attack. The company has responded swiftly after a group claimed to have infiltrated their servers and obtained sensitive data.

“We are investigating but there is currently zero evidence that these claims are legitimate,”

“Mogilievich has not contacted Epic or provided any proof of the veracity of these allegations. When we saw these allegations, which were a screenshot of a darkweb webpage in a Tweet from a third party, we began investigating within minutes and reached out to Mogilevich for proof. Mogilevich has not responded.

The closest thing we have seen to a response is this Tweet, where they allegedly ask for $15k and ‘proof of funds’ to hand over the purported data.”

Epic Games spokesperson said in a statement.


According to a report by Cyber Daily, Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, has reportedly experienced a ransomware attack.

The alleged attackers, Mogilievich ransomware group, claim to have stolen nearly 200GB of data from the Epic Games hack. So far, Epic Games has not responded to these claims.

The hacked data is said to include various information such as email addresses, passwords, full names, payment details, source code, and more. However, it remains unclear whether this data pertains to Epic Games employees, customers, or both.

The Mogilevich ransomware group responsible for the attack is currently attempting to extort funds in exchange for the return of the stolen data or to sell it to another party.

They have set a deadline of March 4th. While the hackers have not yet provided evidence of the breach, it is worth noting that they reportedly targeted a subsidiary of Nissan, an automotive manufacturer, successfully last month.

In a series of recent ransomware attacks, several prominent video game developers have been targeted. One such victim is Insomniac, the studio behind PlayStation’s popular game Spider-Man. When the company refused to comply with the attackers’ demands for payment, employee information and development plans were posted online as a result.

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