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Sega confirms hackers stole data of 1.29 million users

updated 05:50 am EDT, Mon June 20, 2011

Sega Pass hack, 1.29 million customers affected

Sega has issued a statement confirming that hackers stole the personal data of 1.29 million users. The statement follows a hack that forced it to takedown its Sega Pass online service. Among the data stolen were the e-mail addresses of customers as well as their birth dates. However, passwords and credit card numbers were not in the clear and were consequently unaffected.

"We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers," Sega spokesperson Yoko Nagasawa said. She added that, "We want to work on strengthening security," and that it was not know when the Sega Pass service could be brought back online.

Sega has notified customers that it has reset all passwords and has urged its customers to change their passwords on other sites where they may use the same log-in arrangements.

The successful hacking of the Sega Pass service follows several high profile attacks on gaming sites in recent months, including an attack on Sony PSN network that affected over 80 million users.

LulzSec, which claimed responsibility for hacking Nintendo's website recently, denied involvement in the Sega hack and instead vowed to take down the perpetrators of this attack. [via BBC]



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