Attack of the Fanboy

Ubisoft Hacked: Company advises that personal data has been compromised

by William Schwartz


Apparently one of Ubisoft’s websites has been hacked, allowing unauthorized access to sensitive user data. The company has found that hackers have scooped up user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords in the process. Ubisoft says that no personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, so no credit card information was taken in the intrusion.

They’ve asked all users of their sites to change their passwords, and furthermore, the company recommends that “you change your passwords on any other website or service where you use the same or a similar password.”

The company is currently in the process of restoring the integrity of their network of websites and online services, and expect no downtime for any games affected by the privacy breach.

Game sites and networks have had a giant bulls-eye on their back in recent years. Following the massive attack of the PlayStation Network in 2011, we’ve seen numerous publisher and developer websites see similar attempts on private data. From Steam to Ubisoft, it seems like not even the biggest websites are safe from their networks being compromised.

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