Ubisoft gave an official statement today confirming that their security has been breached, and customer information stolen.
In the wake of various cyber attacks, Ubsioft is the latest victim, but it's unlikely to end here...
They acknowledged that one of it's websites was hacked to gain access to it's many online servers. It isn't known which servers have been hacked though. In all of this mess, usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords have been stolen.
However, We do know that Ubisoft's systems don't include credit and debit card information, and so that wasn't compromised. Also safe from the attack was their Uplay services, which are still fully operational.
There are still some questions being hurled at them; When did the breach happen? Is it connected to the attacks from Sony or Facebook and other companies?
With cyber crime on the rise, game companies have to take extra precautionary measures so as to keep a hold of their online services. If compromised, not just the company is at risk; thousands of consumers using the system are put at risk.
Here is a shot of the email Ubisoft sent to it's users, enlightening them on what had happened:
What irony that it is Ubisoft themselves are creating a game that glorifies hacking...
GD urges you to change your passwords if you haven't already, if you use the same password in more than one place. What do you make of this breach? Was it sheer negligence on Ubisoft's part, or maybe someone wanted to play a 'Watch Dogs' on them? Shout below!