After Nvidia and Samsung, gaming giant Ubisoft suffers cyber attack

The hacking group behind Nvidia and Samsung took credit for Ubisoft data breach.

New Delhi: French video game company Ubisoft has admitted that a cyber security incident temporarily disrupted some games, systems and services. The incident came to light after graphics chip maker Nvidia and South Korean giant Samsung suffered a data breach this month.

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Ubisoft said its IT teams were 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,” it said in a statement late on Friday.

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The hacking group behind Nvidia and Samsung took credit for Ubisoft data breach.

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

Nvidia confirmed on March 1 that hackers leaked employee credentials and proprietary information.

“We have no evidence of ransomware being deployed on the Nvidia environment or that this is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” the company said.

Samsung said on March 7 that hackers stole internal company data and source code for Galaxy devices.

“There has been no personal data breach, although leaked information includes some source codes necessary to run the Galaxy phones,” Samsung said, without elaborating further.

The LAPSUS$ hacking group had taken responsibility for those breaches.

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