The names, email addresses, birthdays and encrypted passwords of some 1.3 million Sega customers were hacked, the company revealed today. The hack targeted SegaPass, "a newsletter and online game service operated by [Sega's] European subsidiary," but luckily, since the company uses a third-party vendor to handle payment, no credit card or bank information was accessed.

But don't bother crying your eyes out! Our old friends at Lulzsec—a group of hackers whose recent activity has earned them a small amount of notoriety—have offered their services in defense of Sega. Why? "We love the Dreamcast," they Tweeted. How noble!

[WSJ, image via Rosa Golijan]