Google Countersues Epic Over ‘Unapproved’ Fortnite Version

Google Countersues Epic Over ‘Unapproved’ Fortnite Version

A woman takes a picture with two smartphones in front of the logo of the US multinational technology and Internet-related services company Google as he visits the Vivatech startups and innovation fair, in Paris on May 16, 2019. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)
“The Google Play ecosystem has suffered injury because the hotfix potentially exposed a security vulnerability that could be exploited for even more nefarious purposes,” said the giant search engine.

Google claims that “Fortnite” 2020 recently released a potential security vulnerability in its Play Store platform.

Because of this, the tech firm decided to file an antitrust lawsuit against Epic Games. Recently, the giant game publisher also sued Google, claiming that the company is practicing monopoly against state laws.

Now, it seems like the situation has now turned around since Google is countersuing the title creator. The search engine giant’s new lawsuit against the game developer states that “Fortnite” 2020’s hotfix intentionally breached their contract.

Google Claims ‘Fortnite’ Puts Its Users at Risk

According to Bloomberg’s latest report, Google stated that Epic Games continued launching its “Fortnite” 2020 mobile version despite its hotfix’s alleged security vulnerability.

In this photo illustration, The Google logo is displayed on a mobile phone and computer monitor on August 09, 2017 in London, England. Founded in 1995 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google now makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and Android to Smartbox and Google Search.

The tech giant manufacturer explained that it lost significant global service fees because of the game’s availability in its Google Play Store platform. Now, the developer is seeking compensatory from Epic Games.

On the other hand, various critics claimed that the “Fortnite” developer is still breaching its contract with Google since it allows consumers to install the game’s unapproved version. As of the moment, Epic Games still hasn’t commented about the new lawsuit against it. However, it would soon have to if it doesn’t want the situation to get worst.

Google Still Making Its Services More Secured The new lawsuit of Google is currently aligned with its latest efforts, which usually involve enhancing the security features of its services.

BBC recently reported that the search engine giant plans to offer thousands of security keys for free, especially to high-risk users. It confirmed that release more than 10,000 free security keys after discovering that malicious campaigns targeted around 14,000 Gmails users. This security innovation is a part of Google’s ongoing APP enhancement initiatives. The company also partnered with various organizations, such as UN Women, Defending Digital Campaigns, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, to develop Titan security keys.

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