Ubisofts Security Breached, Personal Information Stolen

Written by Taher M Siamwala on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 8:35 AM
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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!

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05:33 Jul-04-2013

Had to change my password for Ghost Recon Online XD

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06:48 Jul-04-2013

Lol yeah

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08:47 Jul-04-2013

Hahaha

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17:50 Jul-03-2013

i got that email yesterday and i honestly did not think about watch dogs lol

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06:47 Jul-04-2013

hah! But seriously, what a sheer coincidence eh? ;)

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16:58 Jul-03-2013

OH CRAP! I have ubi account, better check.

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06:46 Jul-04-2013

Hope it's all fine now.. :)

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16:14 Jul-03-2013

Aiden Pierce is that you? Or just a mere publicity stunt?

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16:28 Jul-03-2013

A real incident, I'm afraid..

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16:56 Jul-03-2013

It was just a joke. Good thing that I don't use that email now.

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16:57 Jul-03-2013

I know lol

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09:24 Jul-03-2013

well i switched my password and saw the email a few minutes before i logged in gd an saw this

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16:28 Jul-03-2013

:)

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09:08 Jul-03-2013

Please help! Yesterday I logged in to change my e-mail.(My e-mail was (sort of) hacked, changed my password - didn't work. So I deleted it :D) I couldn't access my account information cause the site was under maintenance. So now when i log in to ubisoft it throws out 3 trailers and offers me to change my password through the email I deleted –_– So how do I freaking access my account!?!?!

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09:29 Jul-03-2013

lol, thats so unlucky bro... Try login to ubisoft using ur current username/e-mail (although u deleted ur mail address it will still be registered) and the password u always used. I believe that changing your password is recommended but its a choice so until then ur current password should still be valid. If ur are able to do this then set up new e-mail then change all ur ubisoft information. I hope it works

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09:39 Jul-03-2013

That's the problem. i change my e-mail pretty often. And I'm lazy. I haven't setup my email on many accounts. Guess I'll have to hope and wait till this all calms down :(

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16:31 Jul-03-2013

Unfortunate, Dovahkiin...

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09:08 Jul-03-2013

They probably didn't know that ubisoft doesn't save credit card information on their server and were looking for those. Wouldn't think of any other reason to hack in their server.

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16:32 Jul-03-2013

Well, email IDs is precious so that's serious..

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08:51 Jul-03-2013

Changing my password...

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16:32 Jul-03-2013

For the better :)

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10:46 Jul-04-2013

And not for the worse :)

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15:51 Jul-04-2013

;)

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