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Serial Hacking. Nintendo, Bethesda, Epic, Codemasters, Square Enix, Sony, Bioware, these are all the companies who have been hacked recently in what appears to be a spur of digital piracy. Anonymous and LulzSec are big names in this subject but these actions individually are complex and are different on many levels.

Today SEGA was hacked by an unknown source.
Members of the Sega Pass forums received an email today explaining the hack attack.

"We immediately took the appropriate action to protect our consumers' data and isolate the location of the breach," says the statement posted by Eurogamer. "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."
 
Sega has reset the passwords and requests Sega Pass users not to try to log-in to the forums until their fully operational. The company also apologizes for the breach.

Now in a very awkward turn of events LulzSec offered their assistance in this problem via twitter.
“Sega – contact us,” begins the tweet. “We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.”

Where is this hacking spree going? When will it stop? Who's next?




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