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What Saved Sega From Being Embarrassed By a Massive Data Breach?

Published 12/31/2021, 12:52 PM EST

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The creators of the epic character, Sonic and many other popular franchises, Sega, could have suffered a massive data breach. That might have allegedly led to crucial personal details of players, customers and employees leaking online. Thankfully, the gaming giant has done the needful in time.

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But what saved the Japanese video game company from the embarrassment is a question on everyone’s mind. Continue reading to know about the whole story.

A mistake from Sega that could have cost them everything


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The multinational gaming company has branches in different regions of the world. Apart from its headquarters in Tokyo, Sega of America and Sega Europe look over the working of everything in their particular regions.

Recently, the researches at VPN Overview discovered a major chink in Sega’s armor.


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According to a recent report by Techradar, VPN Overview, a company that provides cyber-security services, came across a “mis-configured S3 bucket” that could have led to a leak, exposing it to potential cyber attacks.

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To give readers a brief idea of what went wrong, the security firm noticed that Sega Europe had stored important and sensitive files on a publically accessible data base. Essentially, the mentioned files could’ve been accessed by anyone who came across them using other details provided on the same cloud.


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Additionally, VPN Overview also discovered that Sega’s European team had “compromised email and cloud services”. And that’s not where it all ended. In what could have been a nightmare, the “mis-configured S3 bucket” in question also had control over some of Sega’s crucial franchises, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Footbal Manager. It even gave access to Sega’s official website and there’s no end to what that could have led to.

Fortunately for Sega, VPN Overview were their guardian angles and informed them about the problem in time. And the company could rectify it before hackers came looking.

In other news, Sega recently launched an exclusive addition for Nintendo Switch gamers. Click here to know more about the same.


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Written by:

Tanay Grover


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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.
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