Another company has fallen and its another game firm. This time its Sega, admitting just moments ago that they too have been hacked. There statement reads:
“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.”
Well, its not completely immediate, but it’s certainly better than Sony’s response time.
“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.”
So again, not as big a foul up as Sony. Will be interesting to see what sort of backlash Sega receive. It’s unlikely to be as high as others have had to withstand, but it will just be another slap in the face for an industry that is seeming increasingly untrustworthy of handling consumer data in such volumes.
Sega does advise users to change and duplicate passwords they have however.
“If you use the same login information for other websites and/or services as you do for SEGA Pass, you should change that information immediately.
We have also reset your password and all access to SEGA Pass has been temporarily suspended.
Additionally we recommend you please take extra caution if you should receive suspicious emails that ask for personal or sensitive information.
Therefore please do not attempt to login to SEGA Pass at present, we will communicate when the service becomes available.
We sincerely apologise for this incident and regret any inconvenience caused.
We are contacting all our members with these recommendations.”
So far no one is claiming responsibility for the hack. We reached out to Lulzsecurity via Twitter but so far they have yet to comment.