Easy Anti-Cheat washes its hands of the Apex Legends hacking disaster that saw streamer accounts hijacked live: ‘There is no RCE vulnerability within EAC’ | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker

The day after the North American finals of the Apex Legends Global Series was postponed because of a mid-match hack against two players, Easy Anti-Cheat has issued a statement saying “there is no RCE vulnerability” in its software that was exploited to carry out the attack.

The first hack, against Noyan “Genburten” Ozkose of DarkZero, took place during the third match of the day: He was suddenly able to see every other player on the map, even through walls, and was ultimately forced to drop out of the match, although his teammates managed to claim second place even though they were a man down. The second hack occurred in the next match: Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen of TSM suddenly found himself saddled with an aimbot. That match was ultimately abandoned, and the North American finals were postponed “due to the competitive integrity of this series being compromised.”


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