Printed from http://www.electronista.com

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]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Rapoo A300 Mini Bluetooth NFC Speaker

The Rapoo Bluetooth Mini NFC Speaker is a little metallic box about the size of a baseball. In spite of its small size, we were very p ...

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News