Another reason to love Uplay

, | Games


Cheers, Ubisoft! The best part about every game publisher having their own games account system is the speed with which they can communicate with their users when something goes horribly wrong. Emails were sent to Uplay customers today warning them that Ubisoft’s servers were hacked and some data was compromised.

We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorized 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.

Oh, good! Just the email addresses, names, and passwords of accounts were accessed! Whew! At least now I have an excuse for my abysmal Far Cry 3 multiplayer scores. Some other guy was using my account. Just kidding. Not even dirty hackers play Far Cry 3 multiplayer.

The email warning from Ubisoft included a link to a support page detailing the steps people should take to secure their accounts.