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Windows Ubisoft hacked

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by flibblesan, 2 Jul 2013.

  1. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Ubisoft announced that it had been hacked by an unknown party or parties, and that an undisclosed number of user accounts had been compromised.

    https://support.ubi.com/en-US/FAQ.a...=2030&productid=3888&faqid=kA030000000eYZ2CAM

    I would strongly advise people to change passwords if they have a ubisoft or uplay account.
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yea just got an email from Ubisoft saying that I was going to check it was genuine before clicking any links though.
     
  3. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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    The links in the email (at least the one that I got) point to ubi.com, so I guess it is a legitimate email. Slightly worried that this occurred, but glad that the press release did not beat the customer email warnings. Still, Ubisoft only stores hashes of passwords, not the passwords themselves, so I'm pretty sure I'm still secure.
     
  4. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    I never even heard of the account username they emailed me..
     
  5. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Is that site really the right site?
     
  6. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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    According to Google it is - the top result for 'Ubisoft' is ubi.com. Equally, Wikipedia (yes, I know, not credible really but still) says ubi.com is the website for Ubisoft.
     
  7. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Well-Known Member

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    Yes, ubi.com is their site. Plus all the big gaming sites are reporting it.

    Got the email earlier too, oh well, another site to add to the list that's been hacked.
     
  8. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    Well it seems that I have two accounts with them.

    Odd. I really don't remember creating either, unless it was back when I bought Hawx Poo (2) and had to faff around for ages trying to use their horrible DRM even after I bought it on Steam?

    I gave up in the end and got a refund on Steam.
     
  9. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    I've got two aswell, one is linked to no games at all from what I can tell, unless it's the original HAWX or something.

    Checked it was legit too before clicking the link as I didn't trust the email, :D. Had the same email to both my accounts and both passwords changed.

    As rob said, nice they were quick on the ball in getting the message out.
    A surprising +1 to Ubisoft there, :D
     
  10. Jedra

    Jedra Supermodel

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    It seems we all have a very healthy dose of paranoia! I put this in my quarantine email folder before doing anything with it!
     
  11. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    It's a Watch_Dogs viral publicity stunt. ;)
     
  12. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I logged in to my account with intention of changing password and got a msg pop up saying l should change my password
     
  13. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    I got that email thought it could be a phishing email at first, I never click links in emails.
     
  14. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    I changed my password yesterday.
     
  15. benjjamin

    benjjamin needs MORE POWER!

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    Same here, so i went onto there site itself and it was there straight away asking for password change.
     

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