Another Video Gaming Site Breached

Sega Says Customers Encrypted Passwords Stolen
Another Video Gaming Site Breached
The video gaming company Sega says its online Sega Pass system has been offline since Thursday because of unauthorized entry of its database, in which hackers obtained some members e-mail addresses, birth dates and encrypted passwords.

The Sega posting didn't say how many of its members personal identifiable information had been exposed, but a Reuters dispatch from Tokyo identified that 1.2 million customers have been affected by the breach.

Sega said it doesn't store personal payment information; instead, it uses external payment providers, so customers payment details had not been compromised from this intrusion.

Sega said it reset customers password and all access to Sega Pass had been suspended, adding it would notify customers when the systems is again available.

The Sega breach pales with a similar breach of Sony PlayStation, in which the personal identifiable information of at last 66 million customers was exposed by hackers (see Sony Breach Ignites Phishing Fears).

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