A database containing email addresses and passwords belonging to users of the website for Ubisoft, the video game developer behind the hit “Assassin’s Creed,” was accessed illegally in a hack.

The French company said someone used “stolen credentials” to access its “online network.” The company didn’t disclose how many of its users were hit, but it has sold more than 55 million of its top game. Ubisoft said on its website Tuesday that no credit card information is stored with the company and thus users’ financial information was not at risk. Ubisoft website users can buy games and post on its forum.

Many websites automatically reset user passwords after a data breach. But Ubisoft took a different approach, recommending via email that users manually update their passwords on its website and any other websites where users might use a similar password.

Read the whole article at the Los Angeles Times.com

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