Ubisoft has acknowledged an attack on its IT infrastructure, directed at the popular game Just Dance. According to the firm, the problem was caused by a misconfiguration that was swiftly found and remedied, but that allowed unauthorized persons to view and maybe copy certain personal player data. Ubisoft did not react to inquiries on the incident’s impact on the number of persons affected.
“The data in question was limited to ‘technical identifiers’ which include GamerTags, profile IDs, and Device IDs as well as Just Dance videos that were recorded and uploaded to be shared publicly with the in-game community or/and on your social media profiles,” the Just Dance team said in a note on Ubisoft’s message board.
Their investigation found that no Ubisoft account information has been compromised because of this incident. Ubisoft will send an email to everyone affected by the hack, and the company’s support team will provide more details. The team advised gamers to turn on two-factor authentication and change any passwords they may have. Ubisoft also stated that it took “all proactive measures necessary” to protect its infrastructure from future attacks.
Ubisoft has had a surge of departures over the previous 18 months, according to Axios, due to poor pay, organizational instability, and a slew of controversies. A developer who recently departed the firm told Axios that a coworker approached them to update a game since no one else at the company understood what to do.
Employees dubbed it the “great exodus,” claiming that the loss of talent hurt their capacity to release games. Earlier this year, several hundred current and former Ubisoft workers signed an open letter denouncing the business for not doing more to address internal issues.
The Egregor ransomware group claimed to have penetrated the Ubisoft network and stolen data in October 2020, publishing roughly 20 MBs on its leak site. The issue was never addressed by Ubisoft. The firm was also targeted in 2013. According to the BBC, 58 million people’s bank accounts have been frozen. Since its release in 2009, Ubisoft has sold millions of copies of Just Dance.