Sega sent out an e-mail this morning to users of its Sega-Pass service informing them that an “unauthorized entry” had been detected in the system and as a result, was taking the service offline. The good news? According to the publisher, all payment issue is stored on a separate server, so no payment information was stolen.
“We have identified that a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained,” the email warns. “To stress, none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text,”
Sadly, stories of video game companies getting hacked are all too familiar this year. Starting with the massive hack that took down Sony’s PlayStation Network, a number of high profile companies have been the victims of hacks including Bioware and Nintendo.