Ubisoft says it experienced a ‘cybersecurity incident’ and alleged Nvidia hackers take credit

Ubisoft experienced a “cybersecurity incident” last week that temporarily disrupted some games, systems and services, the company reported Thursday. Ubisoft didn’t say who could be responsible, but on Friday night, the group that supposedly hacked into Nvidia got credit.

Ubisoft said it believes “there is no evidence at this time that players’ personal information has been used or disclosed as a byproduct of this incident” and says games and services are now “functioning normally”. As a precaution, the company has also “initiated a company-wide password reset”. When asked for comment, Ubisoft spokesperson Jessica Roache said the company had no additional details to share.

News of the incident comes in amid a recent spate of high profile hacks. Nvidia confirmed on March 1 that it had been hacked, saying the hackers were leaking employee credentials and proprietary information. Samsung said on March 7 that hackers stole internal company data and source code for Galaxy devices. The LAPSUS$ hacking group has assumed responsibility for those two breaches.

But that may not be all. On Friday, the group posted a link to this article and the grinning face emoji, apparently also responsible for the Ubisoft incident, on a Telegram channel reportedly run by LAPSUS$. In response to a user on the channel, the group “confirmed” that it was not targeting Ubisoft’s customer information. Ubisoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the claims.

Here’s a screenshot sent by a Telegram channel tipster. The edge separately saw the messages in the channel as well.

Update March 11, 7:36 PM ET: Added credit to a group supposedly representing LAPSUS$.

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