June 19th, 2011
06:02 AM ET

Customer's personal information stolen from Sega database

Hackers have stolen personal information from over 1.2 million customers of the Japanese gaming company SEGA, according to a company statement.

The breach occurred Friday and targeted user data from subsidiary "SEGA Pass", which is operated by Britain-based SEGA Europe Limited (SEL).

The service was "illegally accessed from outside and personal information of all 1,290,755 customers of the service... were brought outside of the system," according to SEGA. The information included names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and "encoded passwords," the statement said.

But the company emphasized that it "does not hold any confidential information such as credit card information." SEGA says it shut down service as soon as it confirmed the illegal access and sent affected customers an e-mail apology.

The company says it is investigating the cyber break-in.

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  1. Nick

    *makes the Sonic drowned in Labyrinth Zone face*

    June 19, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    SEGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

    June 19, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    Ahh the beauty of very limited use of computer i have a email anyone asks sorry dont have one dont use a computer which till i got this phone was not a lie sure am glad am smart enough not to give out my information

    June 19, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Doomguy

    Advice from Sonic: If somebody tries to hack you in pace or in a way that you aren't comfortable with, that's no good!

    June 19, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    Good morning gung ho and Dave. Happy Father's Day.

    June 19, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Michael

    Encryption is your only defense against the NSA key. Microsoft engineered it specifically to government specifications.(otherwise, we'd all be using Mac's)

    June 19, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Blaine

      Macs are easily hackable you idiot, encryption is easy to get past when u have 500 comps working for you in a botnet. Don't speak plz

      June 19, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. stupid nerds

    All IT peeps have no life or balls...its the only profession where you stare at a screen and ur ass gets bigger..even cubicle peeps get married! losers

    June 19, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • whatsupdoc

      and yet, you are on a computer......LOSER

      June 19, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Blaine

      ima report you to lulzsec

      June 19, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • ITPeeps

      I am your so called IT Peeps-no-balls-life. I though are earning 160,000 dollars a year so I could buy a ball and a life unlike you who lives on government funds that came from the taxes that I paid. In other words, I own you!!

      June 19, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • PhantomLimb

      Ahh some cannot see outside of the box and others are not even aware they are in that box. You have a very limited view of the world it seems.

      June 19, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Todd Lewis

    Leave Sega alone!!!!

    June 19, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz

    Good morning Todd. Happy Father's Day.

    June 19, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. Anon

    These companies i.e. microsoft xbox, need to allow customers more control over their payment information. THe ability to "delete" would go a long way to protecting users.

    June 19, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. B-Rod

    Sega... still exists? What do they even do?

    June 19, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Max in NY

    Sega does what nintenDONT

    June 19, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. stupid nerds

    No idiot...im on the phone not computer ...its ok to hate....i imagine you like the boys from south park warcraft episode! go nerds...ur mom is calling you upstairs!

    June 19, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. TheNextGeneration

    I think its great to see these big companys squirm in the light of being exposed for lax securities. It just goes to show they are not actively trying to protect their customers. But its things like this that make way for better, more secured systems...we should hope.

    June 19, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kt

    Wait.... Sega is still around? I thought they fell apart after the Dreamcast? Who knew.....

    June 19, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
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