Ubisoft disables uPlay after exploit allows free game downloads

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Ubisoft has disabled its digital rights management and distribution platform Uplay's PC game download service, following yesterday's breach allowing users to download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for free.

An exploit discovered by hackers allowed users to download an executable that tricked the platform into providing a download for the upcoming Far Cry spin-off, along with other games from Ubisoft and other publishers on the Uplay service.

The bug has prompted Ubisoft to pull the plug on downloading titles via the service, at least until a resolution is reached.

"[We are] aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly,” the publisher stated to Polygon. "No personal information was compromised. Uplay's PC download service will be unavailable until the problem is fixed however all other Uplay services remain available.”