Uplay Goes Down As Hackers Gain Access To Blood Dragon And More
Ubisoft has been forced to temporarily take down their digital distribution service on the PC after hackers managed to find an exploit that granted them access to a large number of free titles, including the unreleased and recently announced standalone Far Cry 3 expansion, Blood Dragon.
After an extensive leaked video for Blood Dragon appeared online, it as revealed that the exploit existed, prompting Ubisoft to take action immediately.
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“We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly. Uplay’s PC download service will be unavailable until the problem is fixed. However, all other Uplay services remain available.”
It’s not exactly clear how the exploit works or was discovered but foreseeable future Uplay’s download servers will be offline. You will still be able to log in ad play games on PC, just don’t expect to purchase any new titles or update your current ones.
Seems like Ubisoft really can’t catch a break with the PC crowd. Then again, forcing DRM down their throats for a few years destroyed the relationship between the two. So I guess we could consider this as some form of payback?
Still, piracy isn’t cool, in any measure. Neither is DRM. I just can’t pick a side here.