No end in sight; SEGA gets hacked

There’s been “unauthorised entry” into SEGA’s Pass system database, the company’s alerted.

According to a message that just popped into our inboxes, the company took the Sega Pass system down yesterday and is now investigating the breach; “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.

While “none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text” (they were encrypted), both users’ email addresses and dates of birth were compromised.

“Please note 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.”

As usual, the company is recommending everyone change their passwords immediately should they match the one used on Sega Pass, which Sega has already reset itself.

It’s further warned: “Additionally we recommend you please take extra caution if you should receive suspicious emails that ask for personal or sensitive information.

“Therefore please do not attempt to login to SEGA Pass at present, we will communicate when the service becomes available.”

This of course comes after several weeks of hacking troubles that have hit the industry, ranging from Sony and Epic Games to more recently EVE Online and BioWare.