Games firm Ubisoft is warning users to change their passwords and reconsider security practices following a breach of customer data.
The firm said that the site breach allowed hackers to view user account names, email addresses and some encrypted passwords.
“We recently found that one of our websites was exploited to gain unauthorised access to some of our online systems,” the company said in an email sent to customers.
“We instantly took steps to close off this access, investigate the incident and begin restoring the integrity of any compromised systems.”
Ubisoft, whose hit titles include the Assassin's Creed series, said that the breach is not believed to have compromised any credit card data and there was no indication that user payment accounts were breached in the attack. The company is advising users to change their passwords immediately in order to mitigate any impact from the breach.
Additionally, the company is advising users to consider changing the passwords of any other online accounts that may rely on the same or a similar password.
Such breaches of online games firms have in the past led to larger headaches for users and administrators. Hackers have used stolen email addresses and passwords from one account or service to log into other services such as social networking sites. Security experts have long advocated the use of different passwords for multiple services as a way of helping to guard online identities.
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