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Published on June 20th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

SEGA Hack Affected 1.3 Million, LulzSec Not to Blame?

Before the weekend SEGA announced that an unauthorized entry to its SEGA Pass system database was identified Thursday, June 16, which exposed around 1.3 million customers.

In a letter to customers, SEGA said personal information and encrypted passwords were obtained. The company assured its customers that SEGA stored all personal payment information was not at risk.

We have identified that a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of
birth and encrypted passwords were obtained. To stress, none of the passwords
obtained were stored in plain text.

Please note that no personal payment information was stored by SEGA as we use
external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this
intrusion.

In the letter, SEGA urged customers not to attempt to login to SEGA Pass until the company confirms when the service becomes available once again.

Interestingly enough, the hacker group known as Lulz Security, which has been involved in several attacks against Sony and its partners, denied any involvement and even offered assistance.

“We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down,” LulzSec wrote in a Twitter post.

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Video game journalist since 2006, and gaming since he was old enough to use an Atari joystick. Follow me: @Cam_is_16bit



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