Hackers Crack Ubisoft's UPlay Service

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Apr 10, 2013
  1. Gahars
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    If you've played any recent Ubisoft games, you've probably had to deal with their UPlay service. The company uses the service for DRM, games distribution, and multiplayer.

    Apparently, if you have the know-how, it's now a free game giveaway.

    [​IMG] Eurogamer

    "UPlay? Well, don't mind if I do!"

    Even worse for Ubisoft, apparently Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was lying on the server, ripe for the taking. The game already appears to be making its way to several torrent sites around the internet.

    Ubisoft has issued a statement, claiming that no personal information has been compromised and that they are shutting down UPlay's download service until the problem is resolved. The rest of UPlay's services will remain open, however, so there's that.

    Ubi-scoffed at the notion that pirates could crack their system - and now look where we are. Alas, as history as too often show, pride cometh before the fall.

    Heh, "cometh".
     


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    I guess the days of you paying for UPlay is over.
     
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    Looks like they're adopting a free-to-uPlay model.
     
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    I guess now it's more U-Play than U-Pay.

    This should be renamed into "The Official U-Play Puns Thread".
     
  5. Flame

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    this why you should leave to the pro's and use steam.
     
  6. Taleweaver

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    Ubisoft got played. When asked, a spokesmen confirmed they will have a patch up...layter. In the mean time, hackers continue uplayding their downloaded games to servers.

    :creep:
     
  7. Bladexdsl

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    they better rename their service to U-hacked
     
  8. FAST6191

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    Err Steam has been cracked for years and available as a wrapper of sorts. Admittedly I have not seen them got quite as soundly as having it downloaded from their own servers but it has long been at the point where semi private FTP sites have long existed to serve them.
     
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    no, no, no... slander! don't put the good steam name in vain.
     
  10. NariIro

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    I have to agree steam has been cracked before. Also using steam's encrypted games is as easy as searching for the mythical bird that never dies. But frankly I wish this happened to EA.
     
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    Never do/store the verification on the client side is what I have understood these days. It's difficult but important to avoid situations like these.

    The message and encryption and everything is something that cannot be made perfect.
     
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    Heh, I've already been playing Splinter Cell Conviction for a long time with a modified uPlay launcher. I'm not going to pay to get a new activation code. I already paid for it once, why should I pay for it again? This right here proves that invasive DRM (see: all DRM) should be abolished and has little if any efficacy at all.

    Yeah, but at least Steam lets you redownload games without buying a new activation code. Ubisoft says "Oh, you bought a game but you had to reinstall Windows and your key is expired, pay us the price of the retail game and we'll give you a new one."
     
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    U-Play free of charge.
     
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    In due time my son, in due time. At which point, we all sit back and rotflmao
     
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    now I wait for wii uplay hack
     
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    THAT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY SHLONG WAS PLAYING IT.

    I have seen a few downloads on a couple torrents. Don't hate the UPlay-er hate the game
     
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    First EA gets hacked, now Ubisoft. Who's next?
     
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    Steam, Origin, and Uplay all got hacked before and I don't know if there is anyone else left.. (well one that's a big name anyway)
     
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    I am curious about that FarCry 3 game and am tempted to actually torrent it, but I would rather get it legit.

    Tempting as it is.
     
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    Pretty sure these uPlay puns are uPlayed out.
     
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