Sega Confirms Cyberattack

In the latest cyberattack to hit the videogame industry, Sega Corp. said an intruder stole the personal information of nearly 1.3 million users of its online service from a company database.

Sega said the names, birthdays, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords registered with users of SegaPass, a newsletter and online game service operated by its European subsidiary, were accessed without permission. Sega, known for its Sonic the Hedgehog game character, issued a statement on its Japanese Web site.

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