Uplay hacked, usernames and passwords stolen

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Ubisoft recommends all users change their password

Ubisoft's online system has been hacked and personal information of those with registered Ubisoft and Uplay accounts has been stolen.


In a security update posted on the Uplay forum, Ubisoft recommends that users change their password, both on Uplay and any other site where the same password is used.

"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."

This isn't the first time Uplay has been hacked. A similar exploit occurred almost exactly a year ago.

Source: CVG
 
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