Ubisoft announces that it has been the victim of a cybersecurity incident. This took place last week, but the video game studio is only revealing it publicly today. According to him, there is no evidence that the personal data of the players was stolen.
Ubisoft affected by a security incident
Here is what Ubisoft says regarding what appears to have been a cyberattack:
Last week Ubisoft experienced a cybersecurity incident that caused a temporary disruption to some of our games, systems and services. Our IT teams are working with leading external experts to investigate this issue. As a precaution, we have launched a company-wide password reset. We can also confirm that all of our games and services are functioning normally and that at this time there is no evidence that players’ personal information was accessed or exposed as a result of this incident.
This cybersecurity incident happens more or less at the same time as other hacks which, for once, were more important. There is in particular the case of Nvidia where the group of hackers Lapsus$ succeeded in obtaining 1 TB of data and information on the employees of the company. There was also the Samsung hack with 190 GB of data collected. This includes source codes and other confidential information.
Is Lapsus$ responsible for the incident at Ubisoft? May be. The group does not say anything on the subject for the moment.