According to Sega Corporation, Japanese video game developer that information belonging to 1.3 million customers has been stolen from its database, the newest in a rash of global cyber attacks beside video game companies.
Sega said in a report that names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised even if payment information like credit card numbers was secure. Sega Pass had been close down.
Yoko Nagasawa, a Sega Spokewoman said, “We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers. We want to work on strengthening security,” adding it is undecided when the firm would resume Sega Pass.
The assault against Sega, a division of Sega Sammy Holdings that creates game software like Sonic the Hedgehog and slot machines, goes after other current important infringes counting Citigroup, which said more than 360,000 accounts were strike in May, and the International Monetary Fund.
The drama surrounding the current round of video game infringes paled compared to what PlayStation manufacturer Sony Corp. experienced following two high-profile attacks that surfaced in April.
Those infringes guide to the theft of account date for over million customers, creating it the biggest ever hacking of data outside the financial services industry.
Nagasawa said, Sega Europe, a division of Sega which that runs the Sega Pass network, right away informed Sega and the network customers after it discovered concerning the infringe on Thursday.
A group of hackers, Lulz Security that has opened cyber attacks against other video game compies counting Nintendo, has suddenly presented to track down and punish the hackers who broke into database of Sega.