Fortnite’s developer, Ernest Greene, has admitted that the game’s official community forum, Power Greens, was hacked by the US government.
The incident was revealed in a blog post on the website of the company that runs the Fortnites social media account, The Miner’s Guide, which features posts from users.
The post reads: “A couple of weeks ago, we had an internal meeting with our team to discuss our response to an attack from the government.
After some discussions, it was determined that a botnet was created to take over Power Greens servers.
This was done on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).”
A post on a blog dedicated to the mining operation is titled “How a Botnet Was Created To Take Over Power Greens Server” and contains screenshots of a message from an administrator to another user, who appears to be Greene.
They had compromised our website, the forums, our forums, the server logs and our forums and were stealing passwords and data. “
They had stolen the IP addresses and the passwords of all the Power Greens members, and had set up a bot to steal any data from Power Greens.
They had compromised our website, the forums, our forums, the server logs and our forums and were stealing passwords and data.
They had taken over servers and all the files on them, and were now running them.”
The post, which is dated April 7, 2016, shows a screenshot of a text message from Greene to another member of the community.
I know how hard it is to go through something like this, but I think we have to stay strong. “
It has been a really, really stressful week.
I know how hard it is to go through something like this, but I think we have to stay strong.
We have to keep this group strong.”
In a message on the forum, Greene also wrote: The botnet is on our servers now.
I would like to thank everyone for your support during this crisis.
It is the right thing to do to help our community.
We are working to get back to normal, and I know this is not a normal time to be online.
We will not be shut down.
I hope you understand.
The post goes on to explain how the bot was able to take control of Power Greens’ servers and then steal passwords, data and other resources, including user accounts and other accounts on other servers.
The hackers were not able to get past the server security measures used by Fortniting’s developer to prevent access to sensitive information, and the hacker then used a “reverse proxy” to access the servers.
After the attack, Fortnited’s developer released an update to the game to update the server code to prevent further attacks.
The game is currently experiencing a technical glitch that has resulted in players having to log out of Fortnition to continue playing.
A screenshot of the Fortnight update has also been uploaded to the forums.
Greene did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A statement on the Fort Night website said the “server code has been updated to make it impossible for Fortniterate to take full control of the server, and we have fixed a bug that allows the bot to continue to gain control over the server and steal the passwords and other data”.