Ubisoft, the video game developer and distributor, warned clients this week that its website had been hacked and urged all users to change their passwords.
In a post on its website, the company said hackers had recently gained access to some of its online systems and stolen user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.
"No personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, meaning your debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion,” the post specified.
“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,” the post said. “Ubisoft’s security teams are exploring all available means to expand and strengthen our security measures to better protect our customers. Unfortunately, no company or organization is completely immune to these kinds of criminal attacks.”
Ubisoft said users should change their passwords for the site, and “out of an abundance of caution, we also recommend that you change your password on any other website or service where you use the same or a similar password.”
The post also stated the cyber attack did not originate via Uplay, its gaming network site.
Scores of worried users responded to the Ubisoft alert on the site’s forum, many of them demanding that their accounts be deleted.
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