It appears that yet another gaming company has come under online attack resulting in the theft of user data. This time it’s Sega and its Sega Pass system. No one has claimed responsibility for this attack yet, but most observers are pointing the finger at LulzSec.
Sega has pulled the system offline and has not indicated when it might return. According to the statement sent out by Sony to users, “... a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained.” Sega stressed that no passwords were stored in plain text. No payment information was obtained in the hack.
While the Internet is pretty convinced it was LulzSec, the group posted on its Twitter feed saying, “@Sega - contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.” Do you think this rash of data breeches will slow down, of is this the new normal?