Ubisoft hacked by Lapsus$ cyber gang (March 2022)

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]The game manufacturer Ubisoft has become the victim of a cyber attack in which data was leaked. The manufacturer has since confirmed this cyber attack. Now the cyber gang Lapsus$ has claimed responsibility for the cyber attack. After the hack of Nvidia and Samsung, it is now the third case in which the group has hacked a major company.


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French game maker Ubisoft may have been hacked. On March 10, 2022, Ubisoft admitted to the hack on its IT on its website. It states:

Ubisoft Cyber Security Incident Update

Last week, Ubisoft experienced a cyber security incident that caused temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services. Our IT teams are working with leading external experts to investigate the issue. As a precautionary measure we initiated a company-wide password reset. Also, we can confirm that all our games and services are functioning normally and that at this time there is no evidence any player personal information was accessed or exposed as a by-product of this incident.

The Ubisoft cyber security incident caused temporary disruption to some games, systems, and services. Ubisoft's IT teams are working with leading external experts to investigate the issue. As a precautionary measure Ubisoft initiated a company-wide password reset. Also, Ubisoft sayed that all their games and services are functioning normally and that at this time there is no evidence any player personal information was accessed or exposed as a by-product of this incident. Now I became aware of the issue via the following tweet, which refers to this article from The Verge. 

Cyberattack on Ubisoft

While Ubisoft still thought it was safe, on Friday the group LAPSUS$ posted a link to an article on a Telegram channel claiming responsibility for the Ubisoft incident. In response to a user on the channel, the group "confirmed" that they did not target Ubisoft's customer data. However, no details are known yet.


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