Ubisoft issues hacker warning

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Publisher's user-accounts system compromised; gamers urged to change passwords.

Ubisoft is urging its customers to change any passwords they have for its websites and services saying that hackers have broken into its systems.

Speaking out to gamers via the company's forums, the Ubisoft UK community manager revealed that hackers had wormed their way into its system and gained access to password information.

“We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorised access to some of our online systems,” the community manager said in a statement to customers.

“During this process, we learned that data were illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords.”

Despite this, the company was keen to reassure people that no personal payment information is stored by Ubisoft, so credit/debit cards are safe from the “intrusion”.

However, the community manager did add: “Out of an abundance of caution, we also recommend that you change your password on any other Web site or service where you use the same or a similar password.”

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