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Ubisoft has notified users that its online systems have been compromised. The company is urging users to change their passwords as soon as possible.
"We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems," the statement reads. "We instantly took steps to close off this access, investigate the incident and begin restoring the integrity of any compromised systems."
According to Ubisoft, data accessed during the breach includes user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. "No personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft," the comment continues. "Your debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion."
Should you wish to change your password, please visit Ubisoft's site or check the email you should have received for a direct link. This isn't the first time that Ubisoft has had security issues with its services.
Our TakeIt's never good news when a company suffers a security breach. Ubisoft's strong recommendation to change your password doesn't mean your account can be accessed immediately. The password data is encrypted, which means the contents aren't immediately available without a key. Still, it's better to do this sooner rather than later.
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Wow, minutes after I sent in my tip.
Yup just got the email from Ubisoft.
I sent Uplay like 5 Change My Password requests yesterday and I kept getting broken links in the emails they sent me. Anyone else having this issue? Please help because I can't play The Epic Quest for Mighty loot without Uplay.
I just got the email...what site was it? Do we know?
I just got this e-mail,i guess i should change my password.
That annoying, now I have to remember what my password is on Ubisoft uplay.
Got the email, followed the link, changed my password. Pretty painless process overall. I didn't even need to remember my old password, the link just directs you to a new password screen.
Well, I don't even think I can remember my password for Ubisoft's stuff, so... Whoops.
And this is the Great world of online, Glad to see it happen to someone outside of MS, lets see if this guys get Flamed as bad as MS does when it happens, I'm sure they won't.........
Still haven't got the email...
Just changed it from password to password1(joking of coarse). Thanks for letting me know GI.