Sega Hack Exposes 1.3 Million Customers' Info
Cybercriminals illegally accessed a database belonging to the video game giant Sega, exposing the personal information of more than 1 million customers.
Sega Corp said yesterday (June 19) that the names, birth dates, email addresses and encrypted passwords of 1.3 million members of the Sega Pass online network had been compromised in the attack, MSNBC reported. Credit card numbers and payment data were not accessed.
Sega Pass remains offline, and Sega has not said when it would restart the network.
This incident adds Sega to the growing list of video game companies that have fallen victim to cybercrime.
In late April, hackers made off with the personal information of more than 77 million registered users of the PlayStation Network.
More recently, on June 6, the LulzSec hacking group infiltrated servers belonging to Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax media, the companies behind the video games "Fallout," "DOOM" and "Brink." And one week later, LulzSec hacked Epic Games, the maker of the popular "Gears of War" games.
LulzSec does not appear to be behind this attack, however, and has even offered to help find those who are to blame.
"@Sega contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down," reads a post on the group's Twitter page.
Sega has not identified who hacked its network.