Google has been accused of being "irresponsible."

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The makers behind 'Fornite' have lashed out at the multinational technology company for exposing a flaw affecting the Android version of the game after it made public that hackers could tap into its installation software to load malware.

Epic's chief executive said Google should have delayed sharing the news.

He added: "We asked Google to hold the disclosure until the update was more widely installed. They refused, creating an unnecessary risk for Android users in order to score cheap PR points."

However, Google think Epic are to blame for getting themselves in that situation.

They said: "People will argue until the cows come home a period is either too long or not long enough depending on which side you're on. I'm still surprised Epic didn't put it in the Play Store to begin with - and yes, I get the financial incentive."