SEGA website gets hacked, personal information taken

Another day, another hack. The latest victim? the official SEGA website. SEGA just confirmed that 1.3M customers' details have been obtained during the attack, including names, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords. Thankfully, SEGA doesn't store financial information in their site. This marks the 6th gaming company site hacked in just 3 months.

SEGA talked about this incident saying: “We express our sincerest apologies to our customers for the inconvenience and concern caused by this matter. Sega Pass is the service used to provide information about our new products to registered members and does not hold any customer financial information.

“After the unauthorized entry was identified, we immediately stopped the SEGA Pass service and took emergency action to prevent further damage. This action included immediately contacting all our registered SEGA Pass users. We are now fully investigating the cause of the incident.”

The company will “strengthen network security as a priority issue” as a result of the hack.

It's starting to become a trend and it's leaving a lot of gamer's frustrated. Other gaming sites that have not been attacked better improve their security as a precaution because even gaming site's with no financial records are not safe.

This all started with Sony taking down PSN and later announcing the external intrusion in their systems leaving millions of account information and financial information compromised. Here's a list of game sites that have been affected by hackers since Sony's hack:

  •  April 23 - Sony external intrusion.
  • May 13 - Deus Ex website hacked.
  • May 27 - Codemasters first attack.
  • June 10 - Codemasters confirms second attack.
  • June 11 - Epic Games confirms external intrusion.
  • June 13 - Bethesda confirms external intrusion.
  • June 14 - EVE, League of Legends, Minecraft and The Escapist all brought down by DDOS attacks.
  • June 17 - SEGA website hacked.
These attacks have been done by different hacking groups. Some deny the involvement, some admit it with pride. From the look of things, this won't stop anytime soon. With Sony getting compromised, hackers are joining the bandwagon and picking their own targets to hack.