uPlay hacked, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon leaks onto net [Update]

Tuesday, 9th April 2013 15:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft’s uPlay has been breached by Russian hackers which provided them with free access to games on the distribution service – including the unreleased Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

According to the report on Eurogamer, the hack made uPlay “think” the users already owned certain games, and made it available to download for free.

This is apparently where the leaked footage of the game came from.

Gameranx reports that the game is already up on torrent sites.

Everything is, really, so this is no surprise.

Ubisoft has since said it is “aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly.”

No personal information was compromised, and the PC service has been taken offline “until the problem is fixed, however all other Uplay services remain available.”

Still, it would be wise to change your password anyway.



  1. CyberMarco

    Definitely not helping the Ubisoft-PC relation… :/

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

    Good thing you spent all that money on that system Ubisoft. You da mans.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Samoan Spider

    Bahahahahahahahahaha! Whoops. Well, that strong stance on anti-piracy measures and heavy-DRM painted a huge target on you. It doesn’t do PC-Ubi relations any good as #1 says though so watch for the fall-out.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    lol indeed. Here I thought that there’s nothing worst than Origin in the whole world, but hey, Ubisoft couldn’t be at peace with that, they gotta be shittier than EA in every aspect as they can.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    hahaha! you got what you deserved ubisoft!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    This is alarming. Now what would happen if there was an Always-online console where every game had its own constant DRM, client and other stuff… This gen is gonna be funny.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Edo

    Like they need an excuse to implement their new top of the line DRM…awesome.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. heroes159

    so, should we change our passwords ?????

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Samoan Spider

    @8 Nope. If I’ve read it right its a hack in the client/server software as opposed to username/password ‘hacking’

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Yoshi

    Even though I agree it won’t turn out good for PC gamers like myself because they’ll just continue to hurt us. The one thing I do need to say is, it wouldn’t have happened if Steam was their main service for PC and if they used Steamworks

    #10 2 years ago
  11. heroes159

    @ 10 oh no, Steam can get hacked anytime. it can happen.we never know. Hackers are too smart :(

    #11 2 years ago
  12. loki

    PC fucked Ubisoft again

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    You are sorta of right heroes, however by doing stuff like Ubi has done it makes them a target. It gets them hated.

    The hackers at this level aren’t out to score a free copy of a game, they are out to make a statement.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Andrew C.

    I tend to believe this has something to do with their past-DRM methods? I hope this is a big PAYBACK!

    UBI got hacked, well, Origin is not far away! :))

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Fin

    This is bad news.

    More ammo for publishers to think “well if we were always online, this wouldn’t happen.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    @15 Hardly. Ubisoft already tried that, remember? Cost them half their business on the platform.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Samoan Spider

    @15 To be fair though, someone has to realise that if it turns into an arms race (which it seems to be) then the only people who suffer are the punters. Take video DVD copy protection as an example; The only people troubled by it are the people that spend money to sit through 5 minutes of anti-piracy ads before getting to their product. Pirates don’t. I actually use cracks on purchased games to avoid hoops like uplay. Evil aren’t I? No, I paid, and I don’t like road blocks. Ironically, I have no problem with Steam. Double standards? Yeah maybe, but Steam is a unified experience that Origin and Uplay can’t provide.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Cobra951

    @17: DVD and Bluray protections can be bypassed at the driver level on PC. (I won’t mention the driver software by name, but it’s easily obtainable.) That includes all the PUOPs–the “prohibited user operations”. An example of PUOPs is not letting you skip anti-piracy propaganda before viewing what you paid for. You can get rid of regional restrictions as well. In short, your legally purchased video discs become truly yours, to peruse as you see fit. I imagine some dedicated disc players with moddable firmware can provide the same needed functionality, courtesy of the internet.

    On topic, well, that was on topic. Overbearing DRM puts the perpetrator in the crosshairs of some very talented techies. Serves them right.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. TheWulf


    Actually? No. The only time Steam was hacked was a forum hack, and that’s because they were cheap and used third party forum software (silly bastards). The Steam service itself is rock solid and remains unhacked. That’s what happens when you actually hire hackers to design your security for you instead of third-rate cheap cowboys (which is what landed Sony and Ubi in their respective messes).

    #19 2 years ago
  20. TheWulf

    Hopefully this will make them realise that the smartest approach is to just release things on Steam. Valve actually have hackers, there’s been quite a bit of proof of this, and they have intelligent people who know what they’re doing.

    I mean, want an example? When people started looking into the Steam client registry, as soon as Valve got wind of that, they started trolling people with loads of false entries. False entries that even got articles on VG24/7 (sorry guys, but it was beautiful). HALO 3 IS COMING TO PC ERMAGERD!

    Valve know what they’re doing. The best way to stop hackers is to hire hackers.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    Plus Wulf, best to not make yourself a target by treating your users like shit. Steam ftw.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    Pity for them, lulz.

    I just watched some Gameplay footage on youtube and it looks downright fucking insane. Definitely looks better than the original Far Cry 3. It pays homage to as many 80′s movies as possible.

    Spotted Predator, Terminator, Robocop and even 6 million dollar man, which wasn’t really 80′s but oh well.

    I might actually buy it.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Stephany Nunneley

    Post update with Ubisoft quote.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    Has Ubisoft shown us any gameplay videos, trailers, interviews or anything? you know officially. still on the fence.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Eddie Rodrigues

    As long as the accounts remain untouched I am fine. Though I would really want that what happened to Origin last year to happen on Ubisoft: FREE GAEMS!

    No wait this is bad, I guess I can support them and buy the games instead… I guess

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Joe_Gamer

    So there was this sleeping bear, a monstrous colossus of a bear and I thought to myself “if only I had a stick I could poke the shit out of that bear…” so I got a nice sharp stick and I poked that bear. Wouldn’t you know it, that fucking bear ignored me completely. “The nerve of this big ass bear” I thought, “well I’m gonna poke this muther-fucker some more!” and that’s just what I did, I poked and stabbed and whacked and did everything I could to fuck with this bear and wouldn’t you know it, instead of showering me with money he got up and mauled the shit out of me…. What a nervy bastard that bear, can’t he see that I’m just a business, I’ve got to poke him or my stockholders will cry. How dare he put his own comfort ahead of my precious stockholders…

    #26 2 years ago

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