CNET is reporting that hackers have broken through Ubisoft's controversial DRM system that required an always on connection to the internet to play their PC games.

The hackers who call themselves Skid Row managed to circumvent the DRM on Assassins Creed 2 by using altered an executable file and modified game files, all of which are now available through numerous download sites. In the file is a message to Ubisoft themselves:

"Thank you Ubisoft, this was quiete [sic] 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 [sic] easier."