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Gaming Sector... May be the least secured area these days!

Apr 15, 2013 1:58:01 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran

Raise your hands if you have ever played games like Far Cry, Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed. (Oh! I can see many!!!) :-) :-)

Now my question is.. "Did you bought that or used a cracked version...?" And ofcourse I know your answer too... :-P

Well I am going to say a delicious news to XBOX, PS3 and all the so called Virtual Gaming World lovers!!

Recently a team of Russian Hackers figured out a vulnerability in UBI Soft's uPlay launcher that made them to download free games from Ubisoft's servers, exploiting an existing vulnerability in Ubisoft's uPlay launcher.

According to reports, the copies of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon that are available on torrent sites are the result of a hack of Ubisoft's uPlay service. The hack has allowed users to download advance copies of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a game which has yet to be officially released on 1st May, for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

As a proof of the exploit, hackers even posted an 1 hour 30 mins long footage of the game. (Well I don't want to post the link and put myself into trouble..) :-)

The hackers developed a piece of software which tricks the uPlay executable into believing that the user has ownership over games that they do not own.

It is possible to acquire the direct download link for the game and play it offline, thereby bypassing the uPlay DRM.

Furthermore, the exploits can be used to play the games offline, circumventing DRM.

Ubisoft in response to this incident said "We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly. No personal information was compromised. Uplay's PC download service will be unavailable until the problem is fixed, however all other Uplay services remain available."

Lastly.. My note to those Russian Hackers: Hey buddies!!! Please post me the review of the game... :-) :-) I can't wait till May 1st :-)

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