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Assassin’s Creed developer hacked, user data exposed

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

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.”

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.