After Nvidia and Samsung, gaming giant Ubisoft suffers a cyber attack


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

Ubisoft said its IT teams were working with leading outside experts to investigate the issue.

“As a precautionary measure, we initiated a company-wide password reset. Additionally, we can confirm that all of our games and services are functioning normally and that at this time there is no evidence that any players’ personal information was accessed or disclosed as a by-product of this incident,” it said in a statement late Friday.

The hacking group behind Nvidia and Samsung has appropriated Ubisoft’s data breach.

In a Telegram channel allegedly run by LAPSUS$, the group claimed 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 that ransomware is deployed in the Nvidia environment or that it is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” the company said.

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

“There was no personal data breach, although the leaked information contains some source codes necessary for the operation of the Galaxy phones,” Samsung said without elaborating.

The LAPSUS$ hacking group had taken responsibility for these violations.


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