Ubisoft suffers cyber security incident

Video game developer Ubisoft has confirmed that it had a ‘cyber security incident’ that caused disruption to its games, systems, and services earlier this month.

Ransomware group LAPSUS$, who has claimed responsibility for hacking Samsung, NVIDIA, and Mercado Libre thus far, appears to be behind this incident too.

Ubisoft logo. Credits: ubisoft.com

Ubisoft Entertainment SA is a French video game company headquartered in Montreuil with development studios across the world. Its video game franchises include Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Prince of Persia, Rabbids, Rayman, Tom Clancy’s, and Watch Dogs

“Last week, Ubisoft experienced a cyber security incident that caused temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services,” says the company in a news release.

“Our IT teams are working with leading external experts to investigate the issue. As a precautionary measure we initiated a company-wide password reset.”

At this time, there is no evidence indicating any personal information of players was exposed during the incident. The company confirms that all Ubisoft games and services are now functioning normally.

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