Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sega Follows CodeMasters, Acer and Sony

In what's clearly a case of "If it's good enough for them, then it's good enough for us", Sega have recently succumbed to a hacker attack obtaining their customers' personal data.

The Telegraph reported that whilst Sega is only reporting "Sega Pass is going through some improvements so is currently unavailable for new members to join or existing members to modify their details including resetting passwords" on their website, in an email sent to their customers, they admitted "We have identified that unauthorised entry was gained to our Sega Pass database."

The question I *have* to ask is: How many more high profile companies need to be hacked and have their confidential customer database details stolen before these susceptible companies start taking online/cloud security seriously?  (Unfortunately, I feel the answer lies in the old "It won't happen to me" line of security principles - and this means that more and more people's confidential data will be stolen and made available to identity fraudsters.)


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