As they themselves have noted before, LulzSec
hacks for the "lulz," and that means their targets are somewhat eclectic. Thus, they have reached out to the latest Japanese gaming company to be hacked, SEGA
, and offered their services.
Sega found itself hacked, and on Friday sent out an email to those affeted with some details.
- The SEGA Pass system has been offline since Thursday, June 16.
- The SEGA Pass database was hacked.
- A subset of SEGA Pass members' email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained (SEGA re-emphasized that the passwords were encrypted).
- SEGA uses external payment providers, so no personal payment information was obtained in the hack.
- The company reset passwords and all access to SEGA Pass has been temporarily suspended.
Naturally, the company warned that if the same login information is used for other websites or services as you do for SEGA Pass, users should change that information immediately. We've warned before that end users should be sure not to use the same passwords between sites.
It's an uncomfortable fact that many use one password and one password only across all their services and sites.
Also on Friday, however, LulzSec, which has hacked so many sites that we've lost count, sent out a public Tweet
addressed to SEGA:
@Sega - contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.
Yes, they love the SEGA Dreamcast, so they'll put on their white hats this time. It's for the lulz.