In what seems like unstoppable storm, hackers have struck again, this time taking 1.3 million customer records from the Sega Pass system. According to an email sent to its customers on Friday, Sega shutdown the system on Thursday after it detected unauthorized access to the Sega Pass database. They have launched a full investigation into the extent of the breach of its public systems.
Sega discovered that a subset of members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained. However no personal payment information was taken as Sega use external payment providers.
Nintendo, Sony and several multi-player gaming communities have been hit in recent months. The now infamous hacking group LulzSec, which has been involved in a number of high profile attacks, including one against Sega rival Nintento, denied responsbilty for the attack and rather ironically send a tweet to Sega offering help: “@Sega – contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.”