Reports: Sega customer database hacked

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  1. Zekrom_cool
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    Video game company Sega had a database hacked and sensitive information on about 1.3 million customers has been compromised, according to media reports.

    The database of the Sega Pass website includes customer names, dates of birth, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.

    Various media outlets have been able to confirm the attack with officials from the Japanese company. The news site Playstation Lifestyle posted the text of an e-mail that Sega reportedly sent to Sega Pass registered users on Friday night informing them of the breach.

    In the letter, Sega stresses that passwords weren't stored in plain text, but rather encrypted, and that payment information wasn't involved in the incident.
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    Still, the company recommends that people who use the same e-mail/password combination to access other websites that they used for Sega Pass proactively change those passwords.

    Customers should also be on the lookout for suspicious communications asking for personal information, as they may be attempts to involve them in fraudulent transactions using the compromised information, the company said in the letter.

    The company already disabled the Sega Pass website temporarily while it investigates the incident and has reset all passwords.

    The breach is the latest large-scale hacking incident to happen in recent months. Sony has had several systems compromised, most infamously its Playstation Network and Qriocity service, exposing personal and credit card information on millions of customers. Citibank also fell victim to a hack attack that compromised credit card data, as well as U.S. government agencies

    The LulzSec hacker group has reportedly offered to help Sega in its investigation.[/p]



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  2. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Wait, Sega? Really? Who would want their customer database?
     
  3. Zekrom_cool
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    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    It was either done for fun, for revenge/grudge according to me. But it sounds really vague and stupid to hack into a customer database. [​IMG]
     
  4. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    Lulzsec still offers to help [​IMG]
     
  5. Zekrom_cool
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    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    I know. Why Lulzec?????????????????????? Maybe they are flaunting technology or actually willing to help.
     
  6. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

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    here what CBS did,
     
  7. Zekrom_cool
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    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    Is there a video for this? On the net.
     
  8. Phoenix Goddess

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    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    as far as i read what was stolen it's practically the same as the older report
     
  10. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

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    Zekrom, Zorua was right, you don't double-check before posting and reply to every persons post. -_-
     
  11. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

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    I agree with this. Double posts and crap posts galore from Zekrom.
     
  12. tigris

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    "Dreamcast Users Hacked"
    Wait, wut?
     
  13. ferofax

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    ...wow, so wait, does this mean we get FULL ACCESS to Sega Genesis resources now? homebrews & roms and stuff? XD


    EDIT: /sarcasm
     
  14. UranusKiller

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    hackers are dickheads.