Ubisoft victim of another cyber attack

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Games giant Ubisoft has confirmed a cyber attack on its IT infrastructure targeting the popular Just Dance game. According to Ubisoft, there was a breach in the company’s IT infrastructure.

The French game provider Ubisoft has been targeted by cyber criminals for the second time. The company stated that the incident was “the result of a misconfiguration that, once detected, was quickly fixed, but allowed unauthorized persons to access and possibly copy some personal player data.”

Ubisoft did not respond to requests about how many people were affected by the incident. “The data in question was limited to ‘technical identifiers’ which include GamerTags, Profile IDs and Device IDs, and Just Dance videos that have been recorded and uploaded for public sharing with the in-game community and / or on to share your social media profiles, ”said the Just Dance team in a message on Ubisoft’s message board.

“Our investigation did not reveal that any Ubisoft account information was compromised as a result of this incident.”

Anyone affected by the incident will receive an email from Ubisoft with additional information from the company’s support team. The team asked the players to enable two-factor authentication and reset all passwords.

Ubisoft added that it had “taken all necessary proactive measures” to protect its infrastructure from future cyberattacks.

Axios reported Monday that Ubisoft has faced a wave of layoffs over the past 18 months due to low salaries, organizational dysfunction and a range of scandals.

A developer who recently left the company told Axios that a colleague asked him for help repairing a game because no one at the company knew what to do.

The staff called it the “Great Exodus,” saying that the loss of talent affects their ability to bring out games. Hundreds of current and former employees signed an open letter earlier this year accusing Ubisoft of not doing enough to address the issues within the company.

In October 2020, the Egregor ransomware gang said they had broken into the Ubisoft network and stolen data, posting around 20MB on their leak site. Ubisoft never commented on the break-in. The company was also attacked in 2013. The accounts of 58 million people have been accessed, according to the BBC.

Ubisoft has sold millions of copies of Just Dance since it debuted in 2009.

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