The games maker Sega has admitted that hackers have managed breach their security and steal the personal data they have stored of around 1.29 million users. So far is seems that the only data stolen was email addresses and dates of birth, luckily, the financial details held by the company were stored separately and therefore these are unaffected.
In an email to Sega Pass customers the company said,
“Over the last 24 hours we have identified that unauthorised entry was gained to our Sega Pass database. We immediately took the appropriate action to protect our consumers’ data and isolate the location of the breach. We have launched an investigation into the extent of the breach of our public systems.”
According to the Sega spokeswoman Yoko Nagasawa,
“We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers. We want to work on strengthening security.”