Ubisoft warns of hacking attempts, change your passwords
Ubisoft is warning everyone to change their passwords, following some “unauthorized access” on “some of” the company’s online systems. Here is the official press-release below.
“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 were illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. No personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, meaning debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recommending all our users change their passwords. We sincerely apologize to them for any inconvenience. Additional information is available here.
Ubisoft’s security teams are constantly exploring all available means to expand and strengthen our security measures against such criminal activities in order to better protect our customers.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding”.
As you can see the Uplay service was never directly mentioned, but we suggest that you change all of your passwords that are connected to Ubisoft as quickly as possible.