As most of you probably know, Ubisoft's new PC DRM, currently included in the company's recent releases such as Silent Hunter V and Assassin's Creed II, requires players to have a constant Internet connection so the game can be experienced. The protection system caused a lot of problems for a majority of legit users. The PC edition of Assassin's Creed II hit the market last month and there were various hack attempts, one of which involved a scheme that allowed users to emulate Ubisoft's DRM servers on their computers.
Hacking group known as SKIDROW managed to circumvent Ubisoft's protection completely.
There's a cracked version of Assassin's Creed II PC available on torrent sites as of last night, complete with a readme file in which SKIDROW addresses Ubisoft directly:
" Thank you Ubisoft, this was quiete a challenge for us, but nothing stops the leading force from doing what we do. Next time focus on the game and not on the DRM. It was probably horrible for all legit users. We just make their lifes easier.
There you have it, kids. It took them about a month or so. We all knew this would happen.
Thanks Vodoo for the heads-up.