Japanese Video game developer Sega on Sunday said about 1.3 million customer’s information has been stolen from its database.
Names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega Pass online network members has been compromised, Sega said in a statement.
We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers. We want to work on strengthening security, Yoko Nagasawa, a Sega spokeswoman told Reuters.
The attack against the gaming company follows other recent significant breaches including Citigroup and the International Monetary Fund.
The drama surrounding the recent round of video game breaches paled compared to what PlayStation maker Sony Corp experienced. Those breaches led to the theft of account data for more than 100 million customers, the largest ever hacking of data outside the financial services industry, Reuters reported.
Sega Europe, a subset of Sega that runs the Sega Pass network, notified Sega and the network customers after it found out about the breach on Thursday, Nagasawa said.
Hacking group Lulzsec that has launched cyber attacks against other video game companies has offered a helping hand to track down the hackers who broke into Sega's database.