Ubisoft apparently stopped a 900GB data breach

Ubisoft apparently stopped a 900GB data breach

Just days after Insomniac suffered a horrible data breach, Ubisoft may have avoided the same fate.

Security collective VX-Underground shared a report on X (formerly Twitter) that, on Dec. 20, an “unknown Threat Actor” got access to Ubisoft’s internal tools, sharing screenshots online. They allegedly intended to get 900GB worth of data from the French game publisher behind titles like Assassin’s Creed and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, but according to VX-Underground, Ubisoft revoked access after 48 hours.

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The hackers apparently wanted to get Rainbow Six: Siege user data, but were not successful in that endeavor, per VX-Underground. Ubisoft told BleepingComputer in a statement that it is “aware of an alleged data security incident” and is investigating the matter, but did not have anything else to share.

This is just the latest attempted data breach of a major video game company, a trend that got significant time under the spotlight earlier in December after Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games had sensitive employee data and information about upcoming video games leaked in a massive hack. There’s no indication that anything of the sort was accessed or leaked in the Ubisoft hack at this time.

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