Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Ubisoft’s Uplay hacked, Users Are Urged To Change Their Passwords

Ubisoft’s Uplay hacked, Users Are Urged To Change Their Passwords

Ubisoft’s Uplay has been hacked and all information of the users who signed up for the publisher’s online service has been stolen, therefore people are being urged to change their passwords asap.

“We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems,” the statement from Ubisoft reads.

“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 by clicking this link.

“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.”

It’s not the first time Ubisoft has been hacked, however I suspect someone is playing with the publisher’s reputation before the release of its game that’s literally built on hacking, called Watch Dogs.

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  • Aldebaryn

    It seems to be a true one, but the email sent by ubi looks like a scam: … blablabla… urgent: change your password using this link… blablabla…

    The link is directly attach to the email… Not a good security practice :(

  • angryman

    FS Uplay is piece of crpware anyway, Steam’s bad enough, the platforms just get in the way of playing the games! Also it keeps asking me to change my password and then the email never comes…