Hackers Target Sega Pass, Steal Customer Data

Another game company has fallen victim to a hacker attack, just another in a long list of security breaches the last couple of months. This time it was Sonic the Hedgehog's stomping ground -- Sega -- that was pushed around by cyberbullies, who let themselves in uninvited and helped themselves to customer data.

According to an email sent to Sega Pass users and reprinted by PlayStation Lifestyle, the online bandits stole personal information pertaining to members email addresses, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. The damage could have been worse, as Sony insists that "no personal payment information was stored by Sega as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion."

In response to the attack, Sega said it reset all passwords and temporarily suspended all access to Sega Pass, "therefore please do not attempt to login to Sega Pass at present, we will communicate when the service becomes available."

It's unclear who or which organization is behind the latest attack, though if the recent trend holds up, Anonymous or LulzSec will eventually step forward and take credit. These two underground organizations have been on a hacking frenzy of late, targeting everyone from game companies to the U.S. Senate.