Sega has confirmed that hackers compromised the Sega Pass system, and stole personal data. This is said to include passwords, e-mail addresses and dates of birth. These passwords were encrypted, but users are warned to change passwords and similar passwords on other sites. Sega has stated that no financial data was acquired.
The Sega Pass system was designed to deliver information to community members regarding upcoming games. It has been taken offline, but Sega has not said when it will be made available once more.
An e-mail from Sega acknowledged that the Pass system had been compromised on 16 June. It advised users that Sega does not hold personal payment information. Sega stated that, “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.”
Sega has become the latest victim of a series of attacks. It joins a list that includes companies such as Sony, Nintendo, BioWare and Codemasters. No group has claimed responsibility for this particular attack.