Ubisoft discloses security breach impacting Just Dance gamer data
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Catalin Cimpanu December 20, 2021

Ubisoft discloses security breach impacting Just Dance gamer data

Catalin Cimpanu

December 20, 2021

Ubisoft discloses security breach impacting Just Dance gamer data

French video game maker Ubisoft said today that a misconfiguration in its IT infrastructure exposed gamer data for players of its Just Dance video game series.

The company is currently notifying all impacted users via email after disclosing the breach earlier today in a community forum post.

Ubisoft didn’t provide details about how the breach occurred beyond describing it as a “misconfiguration,” nor did it say for how long its Just Dance servers were exposed.

The company did say that no sensitive user details were exposed.

“The data in question was limited to ‘technical identifiers’ which include GamerTags, profile IDs, and Device IDs as well as Just Dance videos that were recorded and uploaded to be shared publicly with the in-game community and/or on your social media profiles,” a Ubisoft spokesperson said today.

Launched in 2009, Just Dance is a rhythm game where people have to imitate dance routines to earn points. The game also lets users record themselves and share videos of their dances with friends.

Since the game’s release, Ubisoft has released yearly versions of the game, which according to the game maker, have sold more than 80 million units.

A Ubisoft spokesperson did not return a request for comment seeking details about the number of impacted users and other specifics.

The company also suffered a security breach in 2020, when it fell victim to a ransomware attack, and in 2013, when hackers stole the data of 58 million users.

Catalin Cimpanu is a cybersecurity reporter for The Record. He previously worked at ZDNet and Bleeping Computer, where he became a well-known name in the industry for his constant scoops on new vulnerabilities, cyberattacks, and law enforcement actions against hackers.