On Sunday, SEGA announced that unidentified hackers were able to invade the servers of the company’s Sega Pass online network and steal the names, birthdates, passwords and email addresses of registered members. Sega announced that credit card/billing information of its customers was not compromised, thankfully.
This comes months after the Sony Playstation Network was hacked in a very high-profile example of the power of software hackers (and the possible weakness of online security of major organizations).
As the New York Times reports, Lulz Security, the secretive group of online hackers who were reponsible for cyber attacks against Nintendo and other companies, offered Sega its help, saying:
“Sega — contact us,” Lulz said. “We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.”
Apparently they’re big Sega fans, and aren’t responsible for this latest attack on a prominent video game company.