According to a new report, Ubisoft, the developers behind games like the Far Cry and the Assassin’s Creed series, seems to have suffered a security breach.

The French company told BleepingComputer that they are investigating an alleged data security leak, but to what extent is still unknown.

“We are away of an alleged data security incident and are currently investigating. We don’t have more to share at this time,” Ubisoft said in a statement.

However, according to a security research group, VX-Underground, Ubisoft suffered the breach on December 20th by an unknown Threat Actor, who had access for roughly 48 hours before being traced and blocked by the company’s administration. The actor aimed to steal around 900GB of data.

As a way to show proof of his successful attack, the actor released screenshots of the Ubisoft Sharepoint server, Microsoft Teams, Confluence, and MongoDB Atlas panel, which coincidentally also recently disclosed a breach – however, it doesn’t seem that the two incidents are related.

This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has suffered a hack attack. Back in 2020, a ransomware gang called Egregor stole and released portions of the Watch Dog’s source code. The company also suffered another breach in 2022, which disrupted its systems and services for a short while.

This comes hot on the heels of the recent data attack on Spider-Man developer Insomniac, where the hackers released 1.67TB of data after Sony refused to pay them the asked $2m ransom. The data included the game’s over ten years of project timeline, details and playable builds of the studio’s upcoming Wolverine game for the PS5 and much more.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.


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