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Sega hit by hackers

Sega Pass becomes latest gaming site compromised

Sega is the latest gaming company to be hit by hackers.
Sega is the latest gaming company to be hit by hackers.

Sega has become the latest gaming company to be hacked, after its Sega Pass service was attacked and some users' data compromised.

Sega has said that no payment details of customers were accessed because it uses third-party companies to handle payments; however, the hackers obtained email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords.

"To stress, none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text," Sega said in an email to customers. "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."

The company has advised Sega Pass users to change passwords on any other sites they belong to which are the same as used on Sega Pass.

It is still unclear who undertook the attack, but LulzSec, which has recently carried out a spate of attacks on targets including the CIA, Sony, several media companies and Nintendo denied the attack and offered to find those responsible.

"We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down," LulzSec said in a Tweet on its site.