Ubisoft, a video game company, has suffered a cybersecurity incident that had a severe impact on games, systems, and services, forcing the company to reset staff passwords.
Ubisoft has confirmed that it suffered a cybersecurity incident that disrupted its games, systems, and services in the last few days. Multiple users reported that they encountered problems accessing some services of the gaming firm. Data extortion group LAPSUS$ claimed to have hacked the company.
Ubisoft claimed that its IT teams are working with leading external experts hired by the company to investigate the incident and determine its impact on data and infrastructure.
There is no evidence indicating that players’ personal information was exposed during the incident. Also, it confirms that all its games and services are now functioning normally.
This is not the first time the company has suffered a cyber attack. In December, the company disclosed a data breach that resulted in unauthorized access to ‘just dance’ user data.
Also, in December 2020, the Egregor ransomware gang attacked the game developer Crytek and leaked what they claimed were stolen files from Ubisoft systems.
Recently, the LAPAUS$ group stole data from leading companies including Samsung, NVIDIA, and Mercado Libre, although Ubisoft did not confirm the validity of the claim.
LAPSUS$ ransomware gang announced on Thursday, March 10, that they, restarting to recruit insiders within major technology companies including Microsoft, Apple, En games, and IBM. However, in this case, it does not seem like the threat actors were able to obtain Ubisoft’s proprietary data, and the investigation continues.