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Submitted by MagicGamer 1032d ago | article

Sega Hack Update: 1.29 million customers information breached.

Sega confirmed that the personal data of 1.29 million of its customers was stolen in an attack on its systems. (Industry, Sega, Tech)

Credit url: gamercrypt.com
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MagicGamer  +   1033d ago
Unbelievable. When will all the 2011 hacking stop? So sick of this.
DarkCharizard_  +   1033d ago
I look at it as betterment of the industry as all the developers will boost up their out-of-date security now.
gamingdroid  +   1032d ago
Yup, and if they have the audacity to take my information and store it, they better d@mn well secure it!
HardCover  +   1032d ago
Once the government steps in and says "It is blatant now more than ever that proper internet restriction is an immediate necessity for the financial safety of millions"

Dumbass kids ruining our nice things :'(
theEx1Le  +   1032d ago
This is my main concern too, things could get bad if this happens.
jke82  +   1032d ago
that or consperacy theorists will start saying its the big Govt doing/instigateing the hacking so they can push the agenda of a closed and controlled internet...been alot of butting heads recently on net neutrality...could be the beginning of the end ya know...could be..
VileAndVicious  +   1032d ago
Exactly this hacking needs to stop soon.
Im not sure or not if this is the work of lulzseq but these hacker groups are seriously about screw everything up for alot of people.
Vega75  +   1033d ago
they are just short of sony PSN hack. they just need about 105 million to even it up with sony. matter fact if you combine all the hacks that came after sony's failure to protect it's network and they still wouldn't be close to catching sony's fuck up.
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CernaML  +   1032d ago
Cool story bro.
Baka-akaB  +   1032d ago
i'm sure it's your lifelong goal and achievement to see no one fail as bad as sony
El_Colombiano  +   1032d ago
It isn't Sony's fault that their platform is so popular. I'm sure that's why they were attacked first. They do have the most popular online platform after all.
Jazz4108  +   1032d ago
Its free of course its going to be popular. Beingbetter than everyon else is just an opinin.
jke82  +   1032d ago
how is it sonys failure when they did what they could to protect said info, people said they werent using latest server software, they were, data that was accessed and stolen was data you can get out of any phone book, oh no dont send me more junkmail to throw away and spam to delete, account passwords were encrypted, no harm no foul..the fuckers that hacked the system are at fault vega..........

with this sega hack they got everything they could ever want, if were compairing the hacks the sony ones caused pains in the ass and thats it, the sega one, the rumored xbox hack now on n4g, those actually lost passwords and SENSITIVE info like birthdays... id be more worried about the sega hack than i am about sony at all
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badz149  +   1032d ago
@vega
so? SEGA should be happy now? IDIOT!
Vega75  +   1032d ago
@badz149
awww calm down dude before you bust a pimple

@jke82

'how is it sonys failure when they did what they could to protect said info"- no they didn't. even the CEO said "In a meeting with Bloomberg Sony CEO Howard Stringer admitted that the company had been lax with PSN security as it didn't expect an attack on a free service". how is that doing what you could to protect info explain that please

here's the link
http://uk.ibtimes.com/artic...
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Enigma_2099  +   1032d ago
"I don't care who gets hacked, and how bad it is... NEVER FORGET SONY..."

... that's pretty much what you're saying, right? Don't think about ANYTHING ELSE... just Sony's hack.

I see you left off the part about the Sony execs eating babies. I'm sure they appreciate that.
Shackdaddy836  +   1032d ago
I'm glad I just have a simple account with them...

Really hoping Steam doesn't get hacked though.
El_Colombiano  +   1032d ago
Steam, Facebook, Amazon. These are the ones I doubt will be hacked.
mrv321  +   1032d ago
People dislike facebook.

People like steam and amazon. Someone will try and hack steam and see L4D2 for 2/3rd off and go... well I suppose I'll hack it tomorow.
gamingdroid  +   1032d ago
Those are companies that are constantly being attacked at any second. There is huge money to be made from hacking those guys.

I doubt they got SQL Injection attacks working on them....
OSIRUSSS  +   1032d ago
My FB got hacked last year.
Sarobi  +   1032d ago
Oh dear.
Megaton  +   1032d ago
Pretty sure I don't have any account with them.
Rusco87  +   1032d ago
I have no recollection of signing up to sega but I got an email telling me that July details have possibly been breached. The only thing I can think of is that during the psn hack my email and password were used to create a sega account of no importance. (far fetched I know). With play.com being hacked as well this yeah is just the yeah of cyber-terrorism.
Prototype  +   1032d ago
Whoever is doing these hacks STOP IT!

All they're doing is quickening some sort of internet ID system and making it harder for companies to release games instead of worrying about some asshole that wants to hack a company for whatever reason.
AKissFromDaddy  +   1032d ago
If telling them to stop would make them stop, they'd stop.

If I could learn to surf closed off info without getting caught or being identified, I'd do it too just too see if I could do it.
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mrv321  +   1032d ago
Please stop?
AdmiralSnake  +   1032d ago
Wow... this is ridiculous...
El_Colombiano  +   1032d ago
What's a Sega?
BeastlyRig  +   1032d ago
The bigger issue is why are all these hacks consistently successful? Weak security?
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MagicGamer  +   1032d ago
All security laws will change due to the 2011 hacking events. You wait and see. New laws and regulations on the sites only affects the gamer.
jack who  +   1032d ago
shameful
R_aVe_N  +   1032d ago
I got an idea don't put your real information online. That in itself is pretty stupid. The only person that can protect your personal information is you. I use fake email account and information for everything online. Another thing is not give the hackers the attention they are craving. If you don't give them that attention they usually just fade away into nothing like they are.
MRHARDON  +   1032d ago
I got an idea, what happens if I want to order something on Amazon or Sony etc? I am pretty sure you have to have your CC info and address info so you can get your order.

So whos fault is it, some little 12 year olds who had no parents to teach them that stealing is bad? Or someone who wanted to order something or sign up for something and never thought that kids would steal there information.
R_aVe_N  +   1032d ago
For online retailers such as Amazon yeah I do see your point. That fault falls directly on the retailer themselves. That is there job to keep that information a secure as they possibly can. As you can see there is no 100% way to do that these days. I would recommend not using online retailers at all honestly. I personally use a mom and pop game store in my area for most of my gaming stuff. I do use Amazon on certain things though. I also have anti fraud program that covers my but if anything goes wrong with my bank and another source so no matter what I am covered. I am saying you have to protect yourself you can no depend on others to do it for you.
outwar6010  +   1032d ago
how the hell are these multi million pound companies getting hacked by these social rejects?
InLaLaLand  +   1032d ago
I am a member on the Sega forums although I didn't enter much information. I use the Yakuza forums. I got the email sent to me. This situation sucks and I hope these hackers get caught.
Darkspade  +   1032d ago
dam I can't believe Sega Beat Sony LOL
theEx1Le  +   1032d ago
Are you high? what is it they feed you trolls these days?
Darkspade  +   1032d ago
Troll? lol I missed read. You are a Sony Troll has 90% of N4G... Prove it wrong before you open your mouth. Funny to see how fired up you get protecting your sony
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SpaceSquirrel  +   1032d ago
The hackers need to stop
e-p-ayeaH  +   1032d ago
Why these people arent working...
IPUMPMYGUN  +   1032d ago
People talked trash to Sony when it happened to them, but when it happens to other people, it's not so funny anymore, is it?
solsub  +   1032d ago
Yup, people love being stupid hypocrites.

Only now, with the recent slew of hacks, do the haters realise just how bad hacking can be to the gaming community at large. This problem needs to end.
WhiteLightning  +   1032d ago
Wheres all the hate articles on these hacks against the publisher/developer.

When it was Sony the articles come in non stop yet the attack against Sony was unexpected, it should of been a wake up call to other people to check their secruity but here we are with other companies getting hacked, they knew it could of happened to them why didn't they check their secruity.
Deadman_Senji  +   1032d ago
http://lulzsecexposed.blogs...

They got the leader but wont post his address or location, just a picture of his ugly face.

Why won't the Web Ninjas release his address?

Edit: Apparently they are releasing the information directly to the FBI but I don't feel that's enough. I want to see these people ruined and possibly murdered.

Guess I'm just more hateful towards these type of people than the rest of you.
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StarWolf  +   1032d ago
then report him to the fbi or something, geez.

edit: okay nevermind . They should just post their addresses. I think we can handle it..
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Ddouble  +   1032d ago
Lol @ "possibly murdered". I won't go that far. A long prison sentence would do it for me.

Plus the article is saying it's not lulzsec
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Ddouble  +   1032d ago
So if it isn't lulzsec then that just means they just opened a big can of worms just like Anonymous did to open the path for Lulzsec. Now more hackers are going to follow suit because they won't be the prime suspect and they think they would get away with it.

Goodbye internet
blackburn10  +   1032d ago
So where are all the people calling for Sega's head? Where are the senetors demanding answers? Where are the articles attacking Sega for their incompetence? What, only the amount of data matters? So the 1.29 million peoples information isn't important? I thought when Sony was hacked, useless user information and encrypted data was super important. So where are the torches and pitchforks for all the info taken from Sega and the others. I though it mattered a whole lot and was unforgivable and yet everyone seems to be shrugging it off so easily now everyone is getting broken into.

So we only call in the marines when Sony messes up? Everyone else just gets a free pass.The point isn't how much they took, it's the fact that they got in. Why didn't THEY stop the hackers? @ WhiteLightning Exactly. Sony took their lumps but these companies should be torn into worse then them because they didn't take precautions even after what happened to Sony.
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TBONEJF  +   1032d ago
THESE HACKERS REALLY STARTED TO PISS ME OFF. FIRST OUR PSN THEN THE BANKS NOW OUR SEGA?!
madjedi  +   1032d ago
At the rate these hackers are going to have to sign in with or have our virtual identities tied to our real life information, that is accessible to the government without them needing a search warrant.

Whatever your trying, all your succeeding in is making the government more interested in our daily activities and reducing/restricting our freedoms.
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