Sega rep: we’re “hack proof” (for now)
Even though Sega’s involvement in the hacking episode last month has well and truly blown over, insofar that LulzSec have now disbanded despite claiming to not be responsible for the incident, it seems that Sega is still feeling the effect of the attack. The Register is reporting that despite Sega’s website functioning, the forums are not after 1.3 million users had (among other things) encrypted passwords and e-mail addresses taken during the incident. The reason? According to a Sega representative, to ensure the website is “hack proof” while forum testing continues. Whether this is paranoia of another attack or Sega wants to increase the security of their forums is unconfirmed, and Sega have declined to reveal any potential restoration date. If more information becomes available, we’ll be sure to let you know.