Hackers Target SEGA As Latest Victim

on June 17, 2011 5:30 PM

In the latest of many attack on games company, SEGA hast just sent out a notice to SEGA Pass members today. The message states sthat the company is the latest victim of an ever-increasing list of video game companies to be attacked by hackers.

According to the statement, “a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained,” but “none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text,” meaning that they still need to be unecrypted.

Still the hackers, whether they were affiliated with Lulzsec, Anonymous or whoever else, have not been identified by SEGA. Hackers are now having a field day with showing the vulnerability of game companies’ servers, but still, it’s hard to determine what their true purpose is.

It seems to me that the hacker, whoever they are, are trying to lull consumers out of their political/social apathetic slumber, but if this was true they have made their message abundantly clear already. Still, that may just be the optimist in me believing these series of attacks are more than just simple theft, but SEGA has launched a full investigation into the matter.

 /  Contributing Writer
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