(The Hosting News) – Sega’s online network, Sega Pass was recently compromised, the gaming developer reported Friday. The security breach affects nearly 1.3 million customers.
The intrusion revealed personal user information such as user names, passwords, and dates of birth. Despite the incident, Sega says that no personal user payment information was taken.
Upon detecting the breach, the company reset user passwords and took the network offline. Sega Pass has been down since Thursday.
The company is also advising users to take precaution when receiving emails asking for personal information.
Sega is just the latest in a line of companies to have its data breached.
In recent months, Nintendo, Sony, an FBI affiliate, the Senate, the CIA, and PBS have all faced data breaches from hacking group Lulz Security. However, the hacking group hasn’t taken responsibility for the Sega breach.
Sega is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company was popular for its gaming consoles throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s, but now focuses on software development of games.