After Samsung and Nvidia, Ubisoft Got a Cyberattack by LAPSUS$

Ubisoft is best known for its Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Prince of Persia, and Watch Dogs series. Ubisoft was 2nd largest video game publisher in the world as of 2017.

Last week, Ubisoft experienced a Cyberattack incident that caused temporary disruption to some of the games, systems, and services. Ubisoft confirms that “Our IT teams are working with leading external experts to investigate the issue.”

Ubisoft has acknowledged that a cybersecurity incident has temporarily disrupted certain games, systems, and services. When graphics chip maker Nvidia and South Korean giant Samsung faced a data breach this month, the incident came to light.

Ubisoft Initiated a Company-Wide Password ResetUbisoft initiated a company-wide password reset

After this incident, Ubisoft has initiated a company-wide password reset. Also, the company confirms that all our games and services are functioning normally. At this time, there is no evidence any player’s personal information was accessed or exposed as a by-product of this incident.

A Twitter post with the username Wccftech posted a tweet and said: “Ubisoft Confirms No Player Data Was Taken.”

 

In a Telegram channel allegedly run by LAPSUS$, the group took responsibility for the Ubisoft incident,  The Verge reports.

Recently, Nvidia confirmed on March 1 that hackers leaked employees’ credentials and proprietary information.” We have no evidence that the ransomware was deployed on the Nvidia environment or that it is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” the company said.

Samsung said on March 7 that hackers stole the company’s nearly 190GB of confidential data concerning the “source code relating to the operation of Galaxy devices” that was leaked in the data breach.

The LAPSUS$ hacking group also claimed responsibility for those breaches, and Lapsus$ claimed that it stole about one terabyte of Nvidia’s “most closely-guarded secrets” and would publish the data if the company refused to pay a ransom amount.

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