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Ubisoft reports data breach and urges users to change passwords

French video games publisher and developer, Ubisoft, has discovered a data breach and urged its users to change their passwords.

Ubisoft said it recently discovered that one of its websites was compromised to gain illegal access to some of its online systems.

The company noted that during the process it found that data had been illegally accessed from its account database.

The intruder was able to access account data including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords while no other personal information such as phone numbers, physical addresses were accessed, the company said.

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Ubisoft said that subscribers’ debit and credit card information are safe as the company did not store the details.

"We instantly begin working to restore the integrity of any compromised systems and are continuing to investigate the incident. The uptime and stability of our games’ online services were not affected by this intrusion," Ubisoft said.

Ubisoft has a global presence with 26 studios in 19 countries and subsidiaries in 26 countries.

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