Ubisoft has apparently thwarted an attempted hack during which an individual gained access to the company’s systems for 48 hours. The company has said that it’s currently investigating the security breach, and a full statement will likely come after the holiday.
Ubisoft hack could have resulted in a theft of 900 GB of data
First reported by Bleeping Computer, Twitter user vx-underground posted screenshots that purportedly show an individual attempting to steal 900 GB of data from Ubisoft’s systems on December 20 — not long after a devastating ransomware attack on Insomniac Games. It’s unclear if the individual is affiliated with a group or was acting solo.
The hacker had access to Ubisoft’s systems for roughly 48 hours when the breach was detected and they were thrown out, seemingly unsuccessful in their attempt to lift the data.
Bleeping Computer reached out to Ubisoft who acknowledged reports of the infiltration. “We are aware of an alleged data security incident and are currently investigating,” the statement reads. “We don’t have more to share at this time.”
While Ubisoft managed to fight off the hacker, Insomniac Games wasn’t so lucky. The studio is still reeling from the impact of the ransomware attack, and is assessing the damage.