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Sega Pass Database Hacked, Customer Details Compromised

In yet another instance of a high profile gaming company finding itself at the receiving end of a hack attack, Japan based Sega Corporation has revealed that its network was breached by hackers, and worse even, some of customers’ personal information may have fallen into the hands of the perpetrators.

Sega claims it immediately informed its customers about the breach as soon as the breach was discovered - perhaps a valuable lesson learned from the recent controversies involving Sony’s alleged delaying in notifying its customers following the attack on PS and PC Gaming networks.

Sega reportedly emailed its customers, saying, “Over the last 24 hours we have identified that unauthorised entry was gained to our Sega Pass database,” BBC News reports (opens in new tab).

"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," it added.

Sega officials also explained that it had taken every possible measure, such as resetting all passwords etc. in order to prevent any further damages. It also urged customers to change their log-in credentials on other websites and services where they were using the same details.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.