Sega Has Now Been Added to the List of Hacked Sites


Well per an email sent out by Sega today, it seems they are now counted among the numerous companies whose customer databases have been hacked.

Copy of the email:
As you may be aware, the SEGA Pass system has been offline since yesterday, Thursday 16 June.

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.

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.

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.

If you have any further questions please contact SEGA customer support on

So just out of curiousity, Anyone else getting really upset about this and getting really tired of having to change passwords every other day?

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1 comment for “Sega Has Now Been Added to the List of Hacked Sites

  1. Warren C. Bennett
    06/17/2011 at 4:16 PM

    Pretty much, although I have ‘hacker’ friends that are chortling with glee. I guess they figure they are sticking it to the man. In reality it is sticking it to regular people…

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