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Jun192011

Sega Hit by Hackers

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- Videogame giant Sega is the latest company to have its computer systems attacked by hackers.

Sega’s online database was reportedly the subject of a cyber attack, with hackers being able to gain unauthorized access to personal information belonging to almost 1.3 million customers. The attack occurred on Friday, with information from customers of the company’s Sega Pass service being accessed.

The compromised information included names, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords, according to published reports. Sega said it does not store personal payment information, such as credit card information, as such is handled by external parties.

Recently Sony was the target of hackers which resulted in the PlayStation Network being shut down for almost a month.

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