More details emerging on SEGA Pass hack

AFP has more on breach first disclosed by SEGA on Friday:

Hackers have stolen the personal data of some 1.29 million customers of the Japanese game maker Sega, the company said on Sunday, in a theft via a website of its European unit.

The Sega Pass website, operated by London-based Sega Europe, did not contain credit card information, the Japanese firm said.

But names, dates of birth, email addresses and encrypted passwords were stolen by intruders to the site, Sega said in a Japanese-language statement, adding the theft had been confirmed on Friday.

CNN adds that the company’s statement said that

The service was “illegally accessed from outside and personal information of all 1,290,755 customers of the service… were brought outside of the system,” according to SEGA. The information included names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and “encoded passwords,” the statement said.

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