Ubisoft's main site is down for extended maintenance. Why, you may ask? Because there servers have been hacked. Emails went out this morning warning that their databases had been illegally accessed. That means that user accounts, email addresses and encrypted passwords for any Ubisoft account may have been viewed or downloaded. If you've got an Ubisoft account, you probably want to change your password now.
While Ubisoft's Uplay brand is never mentioned by name, we can assume that's the service that was taken advantage of. It's not like many have Ubisoft accounts beyond that use the Uplay service after all. Such is the price publishers have to pay when they start to think they can run a digital distribution service the same as everyone else can.
Should any further details come forward about Ubisoft's database hack, expect us to update this post.