Following an email to Sega's customers on Friday alerting them to a cyber attack on the Sega Pass web site, the game publisher has now admitted in a rare weekend press release that nearly 1.3 million users accounts have been obtained as a result of the cyber attack. VG247.com reports that the Sega press release stated that 1,290,755 accounts were taken as a result of the cyber attack, including "members name, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords". As we reported on Friday Sega said that no financial info was obtained due to that info being stored on another site.
According to Sega's press release, "After the unauthorized entry was identified, we immediately stopped the SEGA Pass service and took emergency action to prevent further damage. This action included immediately contacting all our registered SEGA Pass users. We are now fully investigating the cause of the incident." It added that it plans to "strengthen network security as a priority issue" because of this cyber attack. Sega also offered its "sincerest apologies to our customers for the inconvenience and concern caused by this matter."
This is of course just the latest cyber attack on various game developers and publishers over the last two months which have included attacks on Sony Playstation, Square Enix, Codemasters, Epic Games and more. While no hacker group has claimed responsiblity for this attack on Sega, the LutzSec hacker group has said it wants to help Sega find out who is responsible due to the group's love of Sega's discontinued Dreamcast game console.