Sega Data Breach

The Sega pass website has been hacked leading to the details of thousands of people in Europe being compromised.

Although it is not known who is responsible the hacking group LulzSec have tweeted that they would like to help Sega find the culprits. LulzSec were responsible for the recent attacks on Sony affecting up to 100 million people. Further work includes hacking into several porn websites, PBS, Sony, Fox, and federal bodies such as the FBI and CIA.

The group defends its activities by stating “this is the internet, where we screw each other over for a jolt of satisfaction.” The group appears to gain great satisfaction from creating a little online havoc every so often arguing that they act on the request of callers and not through their own choice.

Although no financial data was stolen as Sega use an external organisation to process payments the data lost comprises of email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords. All in all approximately 1,290,755 have been affected.

The Sega Pass system has been offline since Thursday 16th June displaying the message “SEGA Pass is going through some improvements so is currently unavailable for new members to modify their details including resetting passwords. We hope to be back up and running very soon.”

The hack is a further call for online security everywhere to be beefed up. LulzSec draw upon a good point when they highlight the fact that not every hack will be announced by the hackers and it seems that if you haven’t already being affected, it is only a matter of time before you are.

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