Sega confirms leak of customers' personal detailsSega Pass users' emails and passwords obtained
20 June 2011
Sega has confirmed that the personal details of a reported 1.29 million users of its Sega Pass database have been accessed by hackers.
E-mail addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained. However Sega has made it clear that no personal payment details were at risk following the breach. The company uses external payment providers so there was no personal payment information stored by Sega.
The Sega Pass system has been offline since Thursday 16 June.
Sega Pass users
Sega has contacted all users with this information and has reset all passwords. It has suggested that if users use the same log in information for other websites that they should change it immediately.
It also recommends users take extra caution if they receive suspicious e-mails asking for personal or sensitive information.
Sega says it will communicate with Sega Pass members when the service becomes available again.
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