It’s been awhile since a hack made headline news, which is itself newsworthy, given how poorly defended security experts claim too many of these systems are. But here we are again: another database with usernames and passwords ransacked, and this time the victim’s the international publisher of heavy-hitters like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rayman and all those scads of Tom Clancy’s-prefaced military shooters.

Ubisoft copped to the hack yesterday, writing in a blog security update that one of its websites had been “exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of [its] online systems.” The France-based company says it “instantly took steps” to seal the breach and began investigating “with the relevant authorities, internal and external security experts, and to start restoring the integrity of any systems that may have been compromised.” Ubisoft notes that Uplay, the company’s in-game digital distribution and multiplayer service, was not impacted —…

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