Ubisoft, the French game company that asked Kaspersky Lab to make sure hacking in its upcoming Watch Dogs game looks real, got hacked for real with names, emails and passwords stolen.
Ubisoft announced yesterday in a blog post and email sent to users that it had been hacked. User names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were “illegally accessed from our account database.” But the company stressed that no financial data was lost. “It’s important to note that no personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, so fortunately all credit/debit card information was safe from this intrusion.”
As a result, the company recommends that users change their passwords both with Ubisoft and “on any other website or service where you use the same or a similar password.”