toggle

AAPL Stock: 107.72 ( -5.04 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Sega Pass hacked, LulzSec vows innocence and defense

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Fri June 17, 2011

Sega Pass next in wave of game related hacks

Sega on Friday in a warning to gamers said that its Sega Pass online service had been hacked. It took down the service after discovering that the database had been compromised. Those at PlayStation Lifestyle and elsewhere had been told that e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords had been compromised.

Passwords at Sega Pass had been reset, but anyone who used similar passwords was urged to change passwords elsewhere.

No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility, but Lulz Security in an unusual step denied involvement. The collective instead suggested Sega could even contact them to get revenge "We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you," LulzSec said. "We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down."

The crack follows a rash of game-related hacking in recent days, including Bethesda, Codemasters, Epic Games, and Nintendo. Some of this has been solely to test limits, but others have led to potentially dangerous leaks of information. The campaign hasn't had any cohesive motivation other than having been inspired by the Sony hacks that brought PSN down for nearly a month.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented