Known for its highly graphic video game Assassins Creed, Ubisoft is in hot water. One of their sites had been hacked into. A full-scale operation was put into action to deal with the threat. By employing the services of various external and internal experts the matter is being seriously looked into. Meanwhile, the user base has been advised to change their passwords with immediate effect. The said site had its code broken and the infiltrators had gained unauthorized entry into the system.
According to the Ubisoft's official blog, some of the information including names, email addresses and passwords had gotten into the wrong hands. While this was not as worrisome a fact, it was still an unnecessary annoyance. The hackers may harass the victims by unnecessary spam or repeat messages but they had no bank accounts or personal info in their hands. There is no chance that any credit card details got stolen in the process. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, Ubisoft has warned its users to change their passwords as soon as possible. Better safe than sorry, as the saying goes. Ubisoft didn’t go into any further explanations since security was at stake here. However, it has started a manhunt for the hackers who will be brought to justice.
The state of security that a website enjoys depends upon many factors. There is the choice of code words. Then there are various methods of filtering out spammers and other irritants. But of course the fact remains that this is a game that two can play. The more the security measures increase, the more extreme and daring the hackers become. In fact, they will stop at nothing to break the password and gain unlawful entry into the forbidden domain.
Among the video games in Ubisoft’s repertoire (besides of course Assassin’s Creed) are: Just Dance and Tom Clancy’s “The Division”. This is not the first time Ubisoft has had its accounts security breached by hackers. Three years ago a similar incident took place and the hackers openly accepted their responsibility for the crime. It’s a good thing no personal payment data was stored in these accounts otherwise the resultant mess-up could have been far more complicated.