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. Tiny Dancer

    U r all a bunch of turds. SHUT UP!

    June 19, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiny Dancer

      No u shut up!

      June 19, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Ed Sr

      I assume that would make you a TINY turd?

      June 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tiny Dancer

    No u...

    June 19, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiny Dancer

      oh bother! never mind!

      June 19, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiny Dancer

      You are stupid! I'm out of here...

      June 19, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiny Dancer

      I can't figure out this newfangled internets thing!

      June 19, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rickster

    I just heard that Sega's U.S. database was compromised...all 11 customers were contacted via C.B. radio and informed. Then they were laughed at for about a half hour. Never trust a company that when you scream the name of it out loud in public there is a chance of you being arrested (I am of course speaking of Asgard)

    June 19, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Don't be nasty. Tell the truth.
      It was 13 customers and they were notified by Pony Express.

      June 19, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Allen

      it was smoke signals.

      June 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the hacker

    Lol u all r wrong the hack was done in the matter of mins no printing copyed to a disk its easyer to move that way lol but it was only plan A plan B is Microsoft so get ready time to go back in time....

    June 19, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mr brutus

    CHINA is dangerous to your health.

    June 19, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. meh

    I love rice

    June 19, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. 3vix6

    Sega's customer database??? The real shock of this article is that Sega ACTUALLY has customers after that horrible "Shadow the Hedgehog" game!

    June 19, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      My first thought when I saw the story:
      Sega is still in business?!
      Oh well, why not? Someone bought the Commodore computer name...

      June 19, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. joe the plumber

    I guess now I will have to trade in my Sega Genesis for one of those black boxes from Microsoft. What is it called, X-Box?

    June 19, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. LuLz_LULLS_not_LOOLZ

    Sega has no customers. This is just a publicity stunt!

    June 19, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Uh huh. Like the dodo appreciation society?

      June 19, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. jim

    Oh crap! Somebody got my info from my Sega! Im going to have to start using something other than A.S.S. for my high scores now. I dont want them to track me!

    June 19, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. nobody

    All your base are belong to us!

    June 19, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Googliano

      Too funny! Amazing how many people know about that!

      June 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. wjmknight

    This actually affects alot of people who purchased a Sega game online, which is indeed a lot of people. I suggest you freakin' geeks get a life, get your nose out of the console systems and actually read something other than game manuals and cheat codes. Losers.

    June 19, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dick Cheney

    Sega is still in business?!?

    June 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat2u

    Why are people so stupid as to put all their personal information up for grabs like this. You set yourselves for this and then cry when it happens.

    June 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. anon

    Anon was here!

    June 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
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