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Sega Corp is latest cyber-attack victim

The video game developer Sega Corp said yesterday that information belonging to 1.3 million customers had been stolen from its database, the latest in a rash of cyber attacks against game firms. Names, birth dates, email addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised, Sega said, though data such as credit card numbers was safe.

"We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers. We want to work on strengthening security," said Sega Corp spokeswoman Yoko Nagasawa.