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Ubisoft hacked: Uplay users urged to change passwords

UPDATE: Uplay 'was not the exploited vulnerability'

Ubisoft has urged gamers to change their uPlay passwords after the publisher's online network was illicitly compromised.

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In an statement sent to CVG, Ubisoft has explained that unauthorised access was gained into the publisher's network via a website hack. Though the PC games service Uplay was not specifically hacked, Ubisoft has urged customers to change their password.

"We have learned that data were illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords," Ubisoft said.

"No personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, meaning debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recommending all our users change their passwords. We sincerely apologise to them for any inconvenience."

The publisher claimed that its security team is "constantly exploring all available means to expand and strengthen our security measures against such criminal activities".

Ubisoft said users can change their password by clicking this link.

This isn't the first time Uplay, a divisive PC games service, has been compromised. A similar vulnerability was exploited almost exactly a year ago. On that occasion, the Uplay service itself was hacked.

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