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LulzSec: We Didn't Hack Sega; So We'll Defend Them!

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 47 comments

Hack the hackers!

Hacking group LulzSec today came forward and stated that they are not responsible for the network attack on Sega's online gaming network, Sega Pass. In a twist of events, LulzSec issued a statement to Sega, claiming that they will help Sega take down whoever initiated the attack, saying this on their Twitter page:

" - contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down."

So far, no hacker groups are coming forward to claim credit for the attack. However, a number of recent attacks on game companies and their online services are credited with LulzSec, which publicly lists their attacks. But LulzSec denies that it was ever involved with the breach at Sega.

Earlier yesterday, Sega's online gaming network Sega Pass was attacked, which brought the service completely down. Sega's response team confirmed the attack and mentioned that critical customer information is compromised.

Customer details such as names, DOBs, email addresses, and passwords were taken, but Sega says that passwords are encrypted. On the other hand, officials at the company stated that financial information is safe, as those details do not reside on Sega's own servers. Sega is still investigating the breach today, but have not identied new information.

Company officials recommend Sega Pass users change their login credentials as soon as possible.

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    sliem , June 17, 2011 10:53 PM
    Sega could get in trouble if they cooperate with them (lulzsec).
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    CoryInJapan , June 18, 2011 12:17 AM
    LONG LIVE the memories of the first couple of years of the dreamcasts glory. I Loved it.
  • 12 Hide
    dasper , June 17, 2011 11:02 PM
    I love you Sega, you know I would never hurt you baby. Now keep working on the new Phantasy Star game please.
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  • 17 Hide
    sliem , June 17, 2011 10:53 PM
    Sega could get in trouble if they cooperate with them (lulzsec).
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    kriswitak , June 17, 2011 11:00 PM
    Lulzsec is trolling. They totally did it. Truly epic lulz indeed.
  • 12 Hide
    dasper , June 17, 2011 11:02 PM
    I love you Sega, you know I would never hurt you baby. Now keep working on the new Phantasy Star game please.
  • 5 Hide
    dormantreign , June 17, 2011 11:41 PM
    Jesus....everything is being hacked. I think its time to just let this set in. Everyone has Everyone's information. Accept that and noone will care :p 
  • 7 Hide
    Anonymous , June 18, 2011 12:06 AM
    bison88 sounds like a child! The DC remains one of the best consoles ever. It's lineup of good to bad was AMAZING!
  • 14 Hide
    CoryInJapan , June 18, 2011 12:17 AM
    LONG LIVE the memories of the first couple of years of the dreamcasts glory. I Loved it.
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    mister g , June 18, 2011 12:20 AM
    Got one of the Sega emails, in the Spam folder. Still appreciated them for telling me that my information that they asked for just so I could contact Sega suppport was in good hands. They even claimed that their stuff wasn't in plaintext (would have liked to see proof).
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    lotri , June 18, 2011 12:30 AM
    Power Stone 2 was a fun game. :) 
  • 7 Hide
    malphas , June 18, 2011 12:32 AM
    LulzSec are an embarassment.
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    aoneone , June 18, 2011 1:15 AM
    @Lulsec.. Can't you gifted people use your powers to annoy Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, AT and T... Etc? You know... Those big Corps!

    Be more creative! And I am sure we all will see this World go down the Sh!tHo1e together. Keep up the bad work! ^^
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    kinggraves , June 18, 2011 1:17 AM
    "On the other hand, officials at the company stated that financial information is safe, as those details do not reside on Sega's own servers."

    Even the company that isn't even in the hardware business anymore can get it right.
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    iamtheking123 , June 18, 2011 1:30 AM
    "We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down"

    Oh noez these 12 year old script kiddies might write an angry email.
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    bison88 , June 18, 2011 3:08 AM
    lovetheDCbison88 sounds like a child! The DC remains one of the best consoles ever. It's lineup of good to bad was AMAZING!




    Being a fanboy isn't going to make it suck less hard, kinda like Duke Nukem Forever
  • 8 Hide
    chick0n , June 18, 2011 3:16 AM
    bison88The Dreamcast sucked. LulzSec is starting to sound like a bunch of tools with each passing day. Getting too lame for their own good.


    what makes you say that? sour grapes anyone ?
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    nebun , June 18, 2011 3:29 AM
    "@Sega - contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down."

    such stupidity....sad but true
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    Anonymous , June 18, 2011 3:55 AM
    "@Sega - contact us. We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down."

    Sega Replies

    "@Lulzsec - Anon did it"
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    randomizer , June 18, 2011 4:03 AM
    Quote:
    ...Sega says that passwords are encrypted

    Password Storage 101 successfully completed. Sony had to repeat.
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    Anonymous , June 18, 2011 4:09 AM
    Hacking the senate and cia probly didnt do much other than piss off a bunch of government morons....how about hacking the motor vehicle administrations of the different states...or the IRS...
    now THAT would be funny...
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    tolham , June 18, 2011 4:13 AM
    sega......? did i just time warp back to the 90s?
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