Game giant Ubisoft is urging users to change their passwords after its online systems were compromised and user details accessed. The good news; it doesn’t store credit card details, so at least you’re not at risk in that area.
Ubisoft’s support site notes: “We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorised 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.”
Ubisoft has emailed customers in its database suggesting they change their password. You can also make the change direct from the Ubisoft site.
If you have an Ubisoft account, making a change is definitely a sensible precaution, even though it’s not clear how many details were actually accessed. We always advise against using the same password for multiple accounts, but if you have, you’ll also need to change that password wherever else it is used.
Thanks Nithin for the tip!