Monday, June 20, 2011

Hacked Sega plunges the Tokyo Stock Exchange

The action of the video game publisher Sega has plunged more than 5% Monday, June 20 at the opening of the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the announcement of a mass piracy of personal information of players. The company confirmed Sunday that the information of 1.3 million users online had been stolen by hackers.

Names, dates of birth, email addresses and passwords of system users online Sega Pass was stolen, but no data on the means of payment such as credit card numbers, has Sega said in a statement. The service was suspended Sega Pass. In recent weeks, several manufacturers of consoles and video game publishers have been victims of similar hacks.

Sony, the maker of the PlayStation, has suffered two such attacks in April, during which data on more than 100 million customers was stolen. Nintendo or publisher Bethesda has also been the target of attacks.

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