Sega Hack Hits 1.29 Million Users - It seems that Sega—wait, Sega? Aren’t they dead yet?—has recently had its database of 1.29 million customers stolen by hackers from their systems. Well, first off…why would they need a database of 1.29 billion people if the console has been dead for a loong time and all they do now is produce games once in a while.
Sega Hack Hits 1.29 Million Users
While Sega claims that the only information that had been hacked were emails and dates of birth, they still encouraged all of their users to have their passwords changed on any other sites they use with the same password, although they say that information such as billing and passwords were all secured.
Right now, the message that is displayed in Sega Pass for when someone wants to join or login is:
“Hi, Sega Pass is going through some improvements so is currently unavailable for new customers to join or existing members to modify their details including resetting passwords. We hope to be back up and running very soon. Thank you for your patience.”
The email that was sent to all of the users said “Over the last 24 hours we have identified that unauthorized entry was gained to our Sega Pass database. We immediately took the appropriate action to protect our consumers’ data and isolate the location of the breach. We have launched an investigation into the extent of the breach of our public systems.”
At first it had been highly speculated that the hacker group Lulz Security could have been involved in this hacking attempt as they have been with Nintendo, Sony and other multi-player communities over the past while, but it seems that these hackers actually liked Sega, and had nothing to do with it.
They had commented on their Twitter account: “We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down,” according to LulzSec. - Sega Hack Hits 1.29 Million Users