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Sega Hit by Hackers

Here we are again with news that hackers have struck at a games publisher. This time it's Sega's turn to be hit, with the Sega Pass forums' database being accessed by unathorized intruders.

"We immediately took the appropriate action to protect our consumers' data and isolate the location of the breach," read an email sent to all members of the Sega Pass forums. "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' email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained. To stress, none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text."

Sega uses external payment providers for all its premium services, so users' payment details were not at risk from this intrusion. Sega has reset all passwords and recommended anyone who uses the same or similar login information on other sites to change it immediately. The company also recommends users do not attempt to log in to the forums until it has sent out an all-clear notification.

LulzSec doesn't appear to be involved at this time, as they're too busy still gloating over the 62,000 user IDs and passwords that they "acquired" yesterday.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Sega Hit by Hackers


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