After what happened with Sony it would appear that another gaming company has been hacked with the possibility that user data may have been stolen too. This time the victim is Sega and their Sega Pass system. No person or group has come forward to claim responsibility for this attack yet so it is, perhaps, unsurprising to note that many commentators have been pointing fingers in a certain direction. If you follow the line the fingers point along you would come to an abrupt stop at the feet of LulzSec who have been making quite a name for themselves lately.
In response to the attack Sega have pulled their system offline and have not yet given any indication as to when it may return. According to a statement sent out by Sony to users, “… a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained.” Sega have stressed that no passwords are stored in plain text and also that no payment information has been obtained in the hack.
Whilst many people on the internet may well suspect that LulzSec was behind the hack the truth may be somewhat different with the group seemingly fans of Sega’s old Dreamcast system. Perhaps they love this guy –
– hence the following tweet, “@Sega – contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down.”
To my mind this latest development with LulzSec opens up all sorts of questions –
- are they funny?
- are they the good guys or
- the bad guys?
- who are they?
- will th3je5t3r get them?