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Ubisoft’s Uplay service hacked, user data compromised

Ubisoft sent out an email to Uplay users late last night, asking them to change their passwords following a breach of security. Reports suggest that hackers have been able to gain backdoor access to the Uplay store and have been able to download games without purchasing them. These include Far …

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Hackers break into uPlay, download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for free

A group of Russian hackers have apparently discovered an exploit that allows them to download games from Ubisoft’s uPlay store for free. And furthermore, it has allegedly allowed them to get their hands on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – a game that has got plenty of press inches over …

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Wii U loophole granted forumite access to debug menu

A member of video games forum NeoGaf appears to have found an OS loophole that grants access to Wii U’s debug menu. The ‘hack’ is no longer available though after Nintendo seemed to quickly issue a fix. Forum user Trike claimed that he was able to access one of the …

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Californian judge rejects PSN hack lawsuit

Sony has been cleared of multiple charges levelled at the firm regarding last year’s headline-hitting PSN hack. Courthouse News reports that US District Judge Anthony Battaglia threw out charges including negligence, unjust enrichment, bailment and violations of California consumer protection statutes”. The reason given was that none of the named …

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UPDATED: NCsoft deflects blame for Guild Wars 2 password hacks

UPDATED:NCsoft has contacted MCV to explain that not all of the 11,000 emails it received were related to hacking. Some referred to lost emails and assorted other non-related issues. ORIGINAL STORY AS FOLLOWS: It is estimated that around 11,000 Guild Wars 2 players have had their accounts hacked [or have …

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First step toward Vita piracy as homebrew hack reports emerge

The PlayStation Vita’s security protocols have been breached. The hacker who cracked Amazon’s Kindle, Yifan Lu, claims to have constructed a working loader that is able to run some very basic unofficial code on the handheld. While the playing of PSP homebrew on Vita has been working for some time, …

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Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

In what can only be described as a victory for consumers, Ubisoft has scrapped its controversial always-on DRM for PC games. It marks the end of a long and painful saga for the company although some observers will be disappointed that Ubisoft does not concede that aggressive DRM is an …

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Hackers obtain 12m Apple UDIDs from FBI laptop

AntiSec, one of the many internet hacking communities, has claimed that it has obtained the UDIDs and user details of 12m Apple users. UDID stands for ‘unique device identifier’ and is a 40-character code often used for app tracking and authentication purposes. DailyTech reports that the group obtained an FBI-owned …

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Anonymous Sony hack claims are "totally fake"

For a few brief hours it looked like it might be PSNgate all over again. But it’s not the case. A Twitter user claiming to be a member of Anonymous last night claimed to have once again breached the security safeguards of the PlayStation Network. The individual claimed to have …

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UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM loophole allows remote hackers to access PCs

A potentially very serious issue with the PC DRM employed by Ubisoft seems to have left many gamers susceptible to hackers. Rock Paper Shotgun reports that a problem with the Uplay/DRM infrastructure of a number of Ubisoft titles that allows websites to plant potentially malicious code onto the PCs of …

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