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SEGA falls victim to hackers

No financial data at risk though

SEGA has put around an email notifying all of those signed up to their SEGA Pass service that they have been victims of an internet attack.

The SEGA Pass servers have been down for the last 24 hours as they detected an attack and severed their connection in order to deal with the breach.

The email reads: "As you may be aware, the SEGA Pass system has been offline since yesterday, Thursday 16 June. Over the last 24 hours we have identified that unauthorised entry was gained to our SEGA Pass database. We immediately took the appropriate action to protect our consumers data and isolate the location of the breach. We have launched an investigation into the extent of the breach of our public systems. We have identified that a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained. To stress, none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text."

They have reset all passwords and suspended all access to SEGA Pass for the moment while they shore up security. SEGA has also stressed that no financial information was stolen as they use external payment services and do not store credit card details themselves.

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