Ubisoft website hacked, account information accessed. Time to change your passwords. Again

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jul 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Ubisoft announced Tuesday that one or possibly a few people managed to hack into one of the company's websites, giving them unauthorized access to online systems.

Ubisoft has said that information the hackers managed to access includes user names, email addresses, as well as passwords. The company has begun a "thorough investigation with relevant authorities."

Thankfully, no personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, so your debit and/or credit card information is safe, but you should consider changing your login for any of the Ubisoft sites you frequent. Ubisoft, along with various security experts, are echoing this sentiment.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we also recommend that you change your password on any other website or service where you use the same or a similar password," the company said in a press release.

In the event that you frequent any Ubisoft site, you also might want to change your uPlay account information as well, should it contain any similar information to your site logins. It's a cardinal rule that you keep the passwords for any and all online accounts different from one another for safety sake, but it's something that some of us have been guilty of at least one time or another, so it bears repeating, despite that the actual uPlay service remain untouched during the hack, as did any of Ubisoft's online services for its various games.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time that Ubisoft has had to deal with the problem of hackers. In early April, hackers managed to make their way onto the uPlay service, and get a hold of the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon DLC a few days before its official release. It was later spotted on several torrent sites shortly after the company noticed the hack. Luckily, no sensitive information was accessed.

You can change your passwords here. As of this time, there are no reports of any accounts being changed or a new password created from the hacker(s).

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