Data Security, Breach

Alleged data breach probed by Ubisoft

Major video game publishing firm Ubisoft has disclosed that it has begun investigating an alleged security breach of its systems following claims of attempted data theft in vx-underground, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Ubisoft, which is behind the Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia games, had its systems and accounts claimed to be infiltrated for nearly 48 hours by threat actors, who sought to exfiltrate almost 900 GB of data, before having their efforts thwarted after the company allegedly revoked their access, according to vx-underground. "The Threat Actor would not share how they got initial access. Upon entry they audited the users' access rights and spent time thoroughly reviewing Microsoft Teams, Confluence, and SharePoint," said vx-underground. Such a development comes after Lapsus$ hacking group member Arion Kurtaj was handed an indefinite hospital order for his involvement in attacks against Rockstar Games and other corporations, as well as an ongoing investigation of a ransomware attack at Sony-owned video game developer Insomniac Games.

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