SEGA took the SEGA Pass system offline Thursday. Friday morning, it sent an email to Pass members alerting them that an unauthorized and unidentified third party had gained access to the SEGA Pass database. SEGA Pass, the gaming company’s member database and online network, has been hacked. Members’ email addresses, birth dates and encrypted passwords were obtained in the attack, according to the company. SEGA is also telling members that it has reset their passwords, that all access to SEGA Pass has been temporarily suspended and that Pass users should consider changing their passwords on other sites. No party has stepped up to claim responsibility as of yet, though hacker group LulzSec tweeted at SEGA Friday morning:
“We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.” Meanwhile, LulzSec recently claimed responsibility for hacking Sony’s and Nintendo’s servers, taking down the CIA’s website and hacking the U.S. Senate.
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