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Sega Pass hacked, LulzSec vows innocence and defense

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Fri June 17, 2011

Sega Pass next in wave of game related hacks

Sega on Friday in a warning to gamers said that its Sega Pass online service had been hacked. It took down the service after discovering that the database had been compromised. Those at PlayStation Lifestyle and elsewhere had been told that e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords had been compromised.

Passwords at Sega Pass had been reset, but anyone who used similar passwords was urged to change passwords elsewhere.

No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility, but Lulz Security in an unusual step denied involvement. The collective instead suggested Sega could even contact them to get revenge "We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you," LulzSec said. "We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down."

The crack follows a rash of game-related hacking in recent days, including Bethesda, Codemasters, Epic Games, and Nintendo. Some of this has been solely to test limits, but others have led to potentially dangerous leaks of information. The campaign hasn't had any cohesive motivation other than having been inspired by the Sony hacks that brought PSN down for nearly a month.



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