The latest cyber attacks have now hit Sega, another gaming company after Sony and Nintendo.
As BBC, Reuters and AFP reported, Sega announced that data for their users was compromised from their online network, Sega Pass. Confidential information such as names, birth dates, email addresses, passwords etc were stolen, while stating that the credit card numbers remained unaffected. The company admitted that data information were stolen from the database for approximately 1.3 million customers.
The Sega Pass network was shut down in order to mitigate the attack and reinforce the level of security, Sega said, and apologized to customers for the problem. Remains unknown when the network will operate again.
The violation in security was found last Thursday by the European Sega subsidiary company and was not revealed until recently. The hacker group Lulz Security, which has claimed responsibility for many of the recent major cyber-attacks, but not for the last one, voluntarily offered to help Sega to discover the culprit and punish him.