Ubisoft has been hacked

It appears that Ubisoft accounts were hacked at the end of last month; hackers got info including user names, email addresses and passwords.  So, time to wrack your brain to remember your Ubisoft password so that you can go change it.

In a statement on the Ubisoft website, they explain:

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 your debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion.

I’m so tired of all these accounts: EA, Battle.net, Ubisoft, Square Enix, etc.  Why do I need so many?  Can’t people work together and just use one or two – I had to create one with Square Enix, that was then permanently linked with my PlayStation ID.  So… why couldn’t they just get my PlayStation ID to begin with?  At least some sites let you login with Facebook or twitter, but I swear I don’t even know how many accounts I have at the moment.  Anyway, go change your password, if you can remember what it was to begin with – maybe you’ll need to ask the hacker for some help.

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!
  • Kromas

    Hackers (movie, not the idiots that have no life(not wow players as they have no life either)) FTW. Now time to go change my origin/steam/bnet and ubisoft passwords yet again.

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Angie when she was younger….yummy mummy.

      • Kromas

        She can hack my system any day!

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          OH YOU!

          • Kromas

            And we might just require omnigel :P

  • Trebzz

    My password contained like 20 characters :/ i have no idea what it is

  • Hammersteyn

    Why not log into everything with a Gmail account or something universal like that? Then you don’t need to type in your email address twice or retype a password that’s “strong” enough when signing up to a new website. Plus you only need to remeber one password.

    Problem being that hackers would then target one source only to get access to everything.

    • Guest

      If they can get into your gmail account they can request password reminder emails _anyway_.

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      Yeah got my mail last night… have to go look up the Password DB, got about 12 i jump between for different sites

      • Zoe

        they say our passwords are LESS secure now because of all the additional requirements – no one can remember them, so they write them down in less-than-secure places. crazy

        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          Woo Hoo, my First Reply From Zoe :-)

          I wish they can tell me how my 16-Character-Alpha Numeric-Special Character password is not secure…

          • Zoe

            shame, i’m sure i’ve replied to you before!! :(

            they say because our passwords are so complicated (here’s looking at you SARS password) we write them down in public places (notebooks, documents on desktop, etc) which are easier to hack.

    • HvR

      If you mostly operate from a PC use password safe, app that stores all your passwords in encrypted form on your machine, when you are prompted for a password password safe catches the event and prompts you for your password safe password (the only one you need to remember) and retrieves your stored username and password.

  • Trevor Davies

    First thing I did when I got email was first check to see if it was legit. So many of these stupid things floating around.

    I would be lost without my password manager. Funnily enough this made me realise that I was still using an old password there that I use somewhere else, if a pizza arrives at my house by surprise now I know what’s happened.

    • Kromas

      And you know what to do. Nom nom nom.

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Steam only for me

  • Galbedir

    After this again I now refuse to buy any game that is not available on Steam. So so tired of having a different account for every game I buy. Its just ridiculous…

    • Galbedir

      Also where is my free Assassins Creed as an apology…:D

    • aktorsyl

      I know, right! :( But even with AC3 etc you need a uPlay account, even if buying and playing it via Steam. Don’t you?

      • Galbedir

        Well then….I shall just not play AC3 or any future ones :P Its time we made a stand! Who’s with me!!!?

        • aktorsyl

          Lol! Yeah no, despite AC3 getting bad reviews, I’m still a massive AC fan. Including AC3. There, I said it! /fanboymode

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    They can do what they like with my U-Play account, hopefully I will end up being banned.

    UPLAY sucks.

  • HvR

    It is clear that Ubisoft security sprites were to slow to catch the hackers POV element while it glided through the 3D wireframe hacking GUI.

  • Mark Treloar

    So I reset my password. But Uplay does not recognise the new one.

  • Theo Steenekamp

    A universal application in which you install Steam, Origin, Uplay etc. That application will have the highest security measures and will be developed by all the leading Anti-virus companies. I see a lot of money for them if they decide on something like that.

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