Ubisoft has been hacked

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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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Last Updated: July 3, 2013

Zoe Hawkins

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