NEWS - Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Ubisoft HACKED; logins compromised, payment details safe

Oh, the irony...you know, this incident could have been the most awesome Watch Dogs viral ad campaign...if it weren’t real.

If the Great Video Game Hacking Spree of Spring 2011 didn’t convince you to start using different passwords for every account, oh dear: time to change everything again. Ubisoft has confirmed that its account database was hacked, giving a miscreant access to user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. Thankfully, credit card details are safe.

"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," Ubisoft says. "No personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, meaning your debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion."

It doesn’t say how long it took to discover the hack, unhelpfully. Nor does it go into details on exactly which website the hacker exploited to nab credentials.

Ubi swears that passwords were encrypted but warns they still might be cracked, so it recommends changing the password on your Ubisoft account. And any other account which shares the same password or a similar one, though surely you know better than that now.

Click this thing to go change your Ubisoft password.


Source: http://www.shacknews.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,666
Forum Posts: 725,807
Xbox One Titles: 1,304
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,718
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,516
Screenshots: 31,416
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 152 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 78 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 185 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 442 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 518 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 755 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 491 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 537 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 813 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 977 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1208 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 1051 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1364 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1713 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1098 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics