Sega has become the latest gaming company to fall victim to hackers, over the last month Nintendo, Codemasters and most noticeably Sony have all been hacked. Sega have been quick to inform customers of the problem and promptly shut down their Sega Pass service until the problem has been fixed.
What’s been taken?
Sega has admitted that email addresses, encrypted passwords and other personal information such as date of birth may have been taken. They did confirm that passwords were encrypted and that payment information had not been compromised because that area of the operation is taken care of by a third party service.
Who’s to blame?
At this stage nobody has laid claim on this latest hack, LulzSec (Lulz Security) which openly admitted hacking the Sony Pictures site a few weeks ago has denied any involvement.
In a strange twist, the group has actually offered to help catch the hackers responsible. They posted via Twitter “@Sega – contact us. We want to destroy the hackers that attacked you.”
Precautions – what to do if you are a Sega Pass user
Sega has given the following advice to users,‘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.’