Ubisoft Reveals Player Data Breach Came from User Error
Ubisoft has admitted that data on some players may have been taken after a breach of its IT systems stemming from human error.
The French gaming giant explained in a brief post that the misconfiguration of its IT infrastructure was quickly identified, but not before unauthorized individuals were able to access and perform a “possible copy” of the information.
Data stolen related to players of the wildly popular Just Dance game.
“The data in question was limited to ‘technical identifiers’ which include GamerTags, profile IDs, and Device IDs as well as Just Dance videos that were recorded and uploaded to be shared publicly with the in-game community and/or on your social media profiles,” the firm explained.
“Our investigation has not shown that any Ubisoft account information has been compromised as a result of this incident.”
Ubisoft claimed all affected players would be contacted via email shortly and would be able to follow up with any queries by getting in touch with the firm’s support team.
“We have taken all the proactive measures necessary to secure our infrastructure from future incidents,” it said.
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft’s security has been found