In the latest of many attack on games companies, SEGA hast just sent out a notice to SEGA Pass members today stating that 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 un-encrypted.
Still the hackers, Lulzsec, Anonymous or whoever else was involved, 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 hackers, 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 optimit in me believing these series of attacks are leading to something meaningful.