Sega, the latest victim of recent cyber attacks, has confirmed that the personal data of nearly 1.29 million of its customers was stolen from its systems. The hacker group LulzSec, responsible for most of the recent attacks, claims to have no part of this attack and is offering to seek revenge against whoever did it.
Sega announced that email addresses and dates of birth stored on the Sega Pass database were accessed by hackers. Sega continues to say that payment information such as credit card numbers are still safe.
“Over the last 24 hours we have identified that unauthorised entry was gained to our Sega Pass database. We immediately took the appropriate action to protect our consumers’ data and isolate the location of the breach. We have launched an investigation into the extent of the breach of our public systems. We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers. We want to work on strengthening security,” Sega stated.
Sega also reset all passwords and recommended all users to change their logon details on other services and websites that had the same credentials to avoid further problems.
LulzSec, the hacker group responsible for many of the recent attacks on companies like Sony and Nintendo, are claiming that they had no part in the Sega hack. In fact, this is what they said in a twitter post: “We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.”Further reading: LulzSec, Security, Sega