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Add Sega to the list of the hacked
Posted: 17.06.2011 17:36 by Comments: 18
Sega is now the latest company to have its database intruded upon. The company has confirmed that its SEGA Pass system has been offline since yesterday due to unauthorized entry to the database.

All SEGA Pass account holders have been sent the following email:

As you may be aware, the SEGA Pass system has been offline since yesterday, Thursday 16 June.

Over the last 24 hours we have identified that unauthorised 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.

We have identified that a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained. To stress, none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text.

Please note that no personal payment information was stored by SEGA as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion.

If you use the same login information for other websites and/or services as you do for SEGA Pass, you should change that information immediately.

We have also reset your password and all access to SEGA Pass has been temporarily suspended.

Additionally we recommend you please take extra caution if you should receive suspicious emails that ask for personal or sensitive information.

Therefore please do not attempt to login to SEGA Pass at present, we will communicate when the service becomes available.

We sincerely apologise for this incident and regret any inconvenience caused.

We are contacting all our members with these recommendations.


Let us know if you've been sent the email yourself.

Comments

By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jun 17, 2011
unsilviu
Lulzsec is making itself an enemy of...well, everyone. I can see Anonymous working with the CIA and a mob of piss-angry gamers to bring them to justice.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 17, 2011
herodotus
I just got the email. Someone catch these bastards and lock them up for heaven's sake.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2011
SirRoderick
We should have a competition, whoever can guess the next big hack is eligible for a bundle of hacker games (I seem to remember a few).

:P
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2011
PowerJack
Can any1 make a list of the victims so far?

They are so many already that I lost count.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2011
Kres
Jeez what the hell are they doing. Hackers. Why the war? Don't we already have a war on the globe? Not enough... Why can't they catch them...

Hehe not a bad idea Roderick.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 18, 2011
JonahFalcon
Lulzsec is doing it to be anarchistic.
By Aikon_The_Dragonslayer (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 18, 2011
Aikon_The_Dragonslayer
@PowerJack: Here's a list.

PBS
Bethesda Softworks
BioWare
Sony
Internation Monetry Fund
Sega
Epic Games
FBI
CIA (Not actually a hack, more like a DDOS)
U.S. Senate (Again, more like a DDOS)
Codemasters
Nintendo

If I missed anyone off let me know.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 18, 2011
PowerJack
WOW, I mean WOW.
This is so not gonna end anytime soon.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jun 18, 2011
unsilviu
unless...y'know... they all get their asses busted in jail. just sayin', the CIA aren't exactly the kind of organization you want targeting you if you aren't the type that likes torture chambers.
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jun 20, 2011
JPerry06
are these guys just playing gameboys or something? Do they not play online just like us?
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 20, 2011
PowerJack
I know I don't.
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jun 21, 2011
JPerry06
just seen on the news that someone has been arrested regarding cyber attacks.

lets hope its the end of them all
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jun 21, 2011
unsilviu
Lol, one person? I have doubts Lulzsec is made up of only one guy.
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jun 21, 2011
JPerry06
fair point and he was 90 ha
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jun 24, 2011
Kres
Lol yeah don't mess with CIA and FBI. Though if they catch them, they will probably just get employed by them. That would be a smarter thing to do perhaps...
By Aikon_The_Dragonslayer (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 26, 2011
Aikon_The_Dragonslayer
Hey you all might want to check this out...

http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/i96vh/lulzsec_stops_its_activity_after_50_days_of/

Apparently the people who have been hacking everyone (LulzSec) have finally stopped hacking.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 28, 2011
JonahFalcon
Old news.
By Aikon_The_Dragonslayer (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 28, 2011
Aikon_The_Dragonslayer
Look at the post date of my comment, that was posted two days ago. It wasn't old news then.