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Ubisoft Hacked: Uplay User Data Compromised

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Matt Gardner
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Personal data, Security breach, Ubisoft, Uplay

Ubisoft Hacked: Uplay User Data Compromised

All Change, Please.

Ubisoft have confirmed that one of its websites was compromised and a whole bunch of user data -- names, addresses, passwords -- has been stolen by hackers who breached the Uplay servers.

"We are recommending you to change your password," the company said in a statement that appears to be temporarily available. "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."

Ubisoft have set up a dedicated page for rapid password changing on Uplay accounts, and you can do so here. The company reports that financial data and personal payment information is not stored with Ubisoft and is therefore safe at this time.

This is not the first time that Uplay has been compromised. Ubisoft fielded criticism at the start of the year over account hijacking, and one particular glaring hole in the system led to an incorrectly-coded browser plugin last year which could be used to launch .exe files on remote systems. [via]

Thanks Kevin.

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DivideByZero  Jul. 3, 2013 at 17:08

Oh for f*** sake.

I was going to move my 3d vision and Novint Falon to a different PC tonight, but it looks like I will be resetting passwords all over the shop with that time instead.

Thanks Ubisoft, thanks.

DrTrouserPlank  Jul. 3, 2013 at 20:43

Oh for f*** sake.

I was going to move my 3d vision and Novint Falon to a different PC tonight, but it looks like I will be resetting passwords all over the shop with that time instead.

Thanks Ubisoft, thanks.


Indeed.

Stuff like this annoys me, especially because I have so many accounts on so many platforms/interfaces that frankly I wouldn't even know I had half of them, and this is a result of them wanting us to be connected and registered just for playing a game or whatever.

I have several "grades" of passwords I use with the strongest being for things like my PS3, XBL, Steam... etc... stuff that actually has value associated with it.

Before resetting my Ubi password tonight I actually decided to play 'guess my password' by repeatedly trying to log in to my account as I had no idea which password I was using here. Thankfully it was the weak one and with the email/name associated with it I feel there is minimal security risk to anything that matters to me.

Nice of them to notify us, but I suspect this breach happened quite a while ago with the time it takes for these "investigations" to take place.

The hackers have probably already managed to steal plenty of Steam/PS3/Xbox accounts whilst we were totally unaware of the risk we were at.

DivideByZero  Jul. 4, 2013 at 14:44

Yeah, I have a tiered password system too. Uplay comes under the same one as shops and anything else with my credit card details.

Fortunately, I don't have just one password in this and I do keep a spreadsheet of which one I use on where... but it's still a ball ache.

I did also get 3D vision up and running on my 2nd PC last night and it looked amazing, so not all bad. Novint Falcon if I am in tonight.

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