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Assassin’s Creed developer hacked, user data exposed

Published Jul 2nd, 2013 10:45PM EDT
Ubisoft Hacked User Data Exposed

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Ubisoft, the game developer behind the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, announced on Tuesday that its servers have been hacked by an unknown party and that an undisclosed number of its users’ accounts have been compromised. The company said that some user data “had been illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords,” although thankfully users’ credit card and payment information were not exposed. Ubisoft recommends that its users change their passwords both for their Ubisoft accounts and for “any other Web site or service where you use the same or a similar password.”

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.