Ubisoft said on Thursday that it would suspend its gaming servers for a few days for a “significant amount of fraud activity.”
The suspension will begin on Friday and last for up to a week.
“We will be taking immediate measures to suspend our games on the platforms we use to conduct business and we will be contacting customers directly with any issues they may experience.
We will also be doing our utmost to keep our players safe and secure,” a Ubisoft spokesperson said in a statement.
The company said that it had been contacted by a large number of customers who reported fraudulent activity in the game-hosting business.
“It is our belief that the fraudulent activity is widespread and could be causing significant harm to customers, partners and Ubisoft,” Ubisoft said.
“We take these issues very seriously and are taking measures to address them.”
Ubisoft said that the company has identified “several cases” in which people who were not the legitimate owners of their accounts had used fraudulent credentials.
It said that those who were using the accounts were not responsible for the fraud.
Ubisoft has been battling with law enforcement agencies and other companies who say that they are targeting customers who use its online-gaming services.
Ubuntu, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems have been accused of being used to target customers who buy games from their online-games shops.
Earlier this month, US authorities arrested six people suspected of using stolen credit-card numbers to purchase virtual goods from online-game sellers.