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LAPSUS$ hacks video game company Ubisoft

Ubisoft, a video game company in France, revealed that a cybersecurity incident temporarily disrupted some games, systems and services.

US graphics chip maker Nvidia and South Korean giant Samsung suffered a data breach this month.

Ubisoft said its IT teams are working with leading external IT experts to investigate the issue.

“As a precautionary measure, we have launched a company-wide password reset. Additionally, we can confirm that all of our games and services are working normally and at this time there is no evidence that players’ personal information was accessed or exposed as a by-product of this incident,” Ubisoft said in a statement.

The hacking group behind Nvidia and Samsung took credit for the Ubisoft data breach.

In a Telegram channel allegedly run by LAPSUS$, the group claimed responsibility for the Ubisoft incident, reports The Verge.

Nvidia said hackers leaked employee credentials and proprietary information. “We have no evidence that ransomware is being deployed on the Nvidia environment or that it is related to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict,” Nvidia said.

Samsung said hackers stole internal company data and source code from Galaxy devices. “There was no personal data breach, although the leaked information includes some source codes necessary for the operation of Galaxy phones,” Samsung said.