Ubisoft has been hacked, and recommends that gamers change their passwords as soon as possible!
If you’re wondering where you’ve heard of Ubisoft before, they are pretty much everywhere in gaming these days. Made relevant with Patrice Desilets’ Assassin’s Creed series, Ubisoft has expanded their horizons in recent years. With recent new titles in the works such as Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Beyond Good & Evil 2, Ubisoft is a force to be reckoned with.
However, this hasn’t stopped hackers from attacking Ubisoft web services, and gaining access to information on gamers’ accounts.
If anything, this is only a further annoyance on the part of Ubisoft, as Uplay has been experiencing difficulties, and Ubisoft has been working on it for over a month now.
The official announcement from Ubisoft is as follows:
“We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems. We instantly took steps to close off this access, to begin a thorough investigation with relevant authorities, internal and external security experts, and to start restoring the integrity of any compromised systems. During this process, we learned that data was illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. No personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, meaning your debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion. As a result, we are recommending you to change your password … Out of an abundance of caution, we also recommend that you change your password on any other Web site or service where you use the same or a similar password.”
Ubisoft has confirmed that its website has been hacked http://t.co/E3LlTQoS29
— IGN (@IGN) July 2, 2013
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has been hacked either, as a similar attack happened almost a year ago. However, this might be a good time to head to the secure password reset page and ensure the security of your personal information.
Have you reset your Ubisoft password since it was hacked?