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Sega hacked, where does it stop?

Sega hacked, Sonic unable to keep up

By Anthony Garreffa on Jun 20, 2011 08:00 pm CDT - 0 mins, 27 secs reading time

Sega have been the next target in a non-stop assault on virtually all companies. Personal information of close to 1.3 million users of it's online service from a company database has been hacked. Sega said that the names, birthdays, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords registered with users of SegaPass, a newsletter and online game service operated by Sega's European subsidiary, were hacked or "accessed without permission."

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Sega said they discovered the breach on Friday and immediately halted the service, following this by launching an investigation on the source of the information leak.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:online.wsj.com

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