Usernames, email addresses and passwords were left exposed

Ubisoft has been victim of a hacking attack that has left customer's usernames, email addresses and passwords exposed.

As a result, the French publisher is now advising anyone who has an account with the company to change their password immediately.

Though the account database was breached, Ubisoft has been quick to reassure people that credit or debit card details have not been obtained as payment information is never stored on its systems.

In a statement on its official blog, Ubisoft said the following:

We recently discovered that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorised access to some of our online systems. During this process, we learned that data had been illegally accessed from our account database.

The company is also recommending that users change their passwords on any other sites or services where they use the same password - or one that is slightly similar - as those who obtained the information may choose to infiltrate accounts run by other organisations.

It's unknown how the cyber attackers infiltrated the system but Ubisoft instantly closed off the access point as soon as it become aware of the breach. It is now investigating it with the relevant authorities and is working hard on restoring the systems.

Ubisoft's security teams are exploring all available means to expand and strengthen our security measures in order to better protect our customers. Unfortunately, no company or organisation is completely immune to these kinds of criminal attacks.

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