If you play any Ubisoft game on the PC or consoles, you probably have a Uplay account. It's required on the PC and console gamers get perks for signing up for the service. In short, there are potentially millions of people with Uplay accounts, and those accounts were recently compromised.
Ubisoft announced today via its blog that it was recently the victim of - for lack of a better word - a hack. They found that some information had been taken by the attacker, but thankfully no payment information was present on the compromised server. Here are all the details:
We recently discovered that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems. We instantly took steps to close this off and to begin a thorough investigation with the relevant authorities, internal and external security experts, and to start restoring the integrity of any systems that may have been compromised.
During this process, we learned that data had been illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. 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.
For now, Ubisoft encourages all Uplay members to change their passwords right away. If not, the attacker, or anybody they sell the information to, could gain access to your account. You may not think you have much information stored on your Uplay account, but it may just house important details like your phone number or address. Such information could be used to lure more people into phishing scams and other cybercrimes.
To change your password, hit up the link here. You might also want to change your password for other services that use the same password.[h/t: PCMag]