Saturday, May 18, 2024

Ubisoft confirms a “cyber security incident” and changes employee passwords.

Ubisoft has stated that it has had a ‘cyber security incident,’ which has disrupted its games, networks, and services. Multiple Ubisoft users reported problems accessing their Ubisoft service last week, prompting the announcement. This incident looks to be the work of data extortion gang LAPSUS$, which has previously claimed credit for hacking Samsung, NVIDIA, and Mercado Libre.

“Last week, Ubisoft experienced a cyber security incident that caused temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services,” says the company in a succinct news release.

“Our IT teams are working with leading external experts to investigate the issue. As a precautionary measure, we initiated a company-wide password reset.”

Headquartered in Montreuil with its studios around the world, the game maker has repeatedly produced hit titles including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Prince of Persia, Rabbids, Rayman, Tom Clancy’s, and Watch Dogs.

On March 4th, users on Twitter and Downdetector did report issues accessing some of the Ubisoft services, that appear to be linked to this incident:There is currently no evidence that any personal information about gamers was revealed as a result of the incident. All Ubisoft games and services are now operational, according to the company.