Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ubisoft server hacked: stolen customers e-mail, passwords

The largest company Ubisoft, which manufactures and publisher of video games, today announced that its database of user accounts has been compromised. Company asks all customers to urgently change passwords.

According to the developers, hackers gained access to a database of all accounts by stealing the users' names and e-mail-addresses and encrypted passwords. The company stresses that it is not stored on the server billing information users, so that credit and debit cards do not fall into the wrong hands. However, because the passwords were stolen, the company recommends that users change them, not only in the services Ubisoft, but other sites where they use them.

The company Ubisoft - a giant company, which includes dozens of units in different parts of the world. This company produces a popular game series Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy's The Division, Splinter Cell, Rayman Raving Rabbits. Company representatives did not specify exactly how the crackers were able to get into your system. Allegedly, criminals stole data from one account to get access to all the company's internal network.

This is not the first time Ubisoft faces hackers. In 2010, the association burglars Skid Row has claimed responsibility for hacking the website Ubisoft. Thus, attackers supported gamers who do not want to put up with the new online authentication system provided by Ubisoft.

Now Ubisoft is investigating the current incident of burglary and has already attracted to the investigation of law enforcement services.

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