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Nintendo of America servers hacked

Sunday, 5th June 2011 23:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Nintendo of American has announced its servers suffered an attack by hackers, but that no personal information was compromised.

“The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority,” a spokesperson told Reuters in a statement.

“We constantly monitor our security”.

Lulzsec seems to have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had obtained one config file, but commented that it “didn’t mean any harm” and that “Nintendo had already fixed it anyway”.

“<3 them!” it added.

The group recently declared war against Sony, and has been involved in several high-profile attacks including the Tupac-is-alive PBS hack.

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14 Comments

  1. Space jockey pilot

    so now its nintendos turn

    GREAT (y)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    But nothing was stolen, because they are not the same idiots who stored passwords in plain text.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    Seems like Nintendo protects their stuff. Too bad Luzerfagz.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Asura

    Would be funny if they got all the Project Cafe info prior to the E3 :)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. KL

    some people are so gullible

    #5 3 years ago
  6. mathare92

    I don’t quite get the “didn’t mean any harm” part. Just a little time-wasting was it?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    WTF is wrong with these people? Seriously, what do they want from game companies?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. sg1974

    @3 How do you know Ninetndo (and lots of other companies) havent spent the last few weeks franticaly updating their security?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. neon6

    Hackers hate video games and the people who play them.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    @8 Because most people take hackers into consideration when designing their networks.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Christopher Jack

    Tired of all of these hackers, now they’re just being fanboys, how pathetic.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Talyis

    I call bull! Funny how now Microsoft and Nintendo are being attacked by hacker but there protection is just better basically than Sony’s well I call bull sounds more like there just saying they were hacked to say their security is better. Who ever believes this crap should realize no company has a security system that hackers can’t get into, no company or even government!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Mike W

    This is really getting out of hand. It really makes no sense at this point, I’m pretty sure the authorities are going to step at some point if this keeps happening. These hackers are messing things up for everyone, not just gamers. This is just going to give Congress more leverage to invade people’s privacy.

    @Erthazus

    How do you know no one’s information was stolen? Just couple of weeks ago you were quick to disagree with Sony when they stated no one’s credit information was stolen, but now Nintendo states no one’s information was compromise and your quick to believe it? I can’t figure you out bro, do you enjoy coming off as someone stupid?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    Okay Hackers! Seriously it’s E3 the time for gamers to enjoy in the summer. Let this bullshit go for at least E3 and let these companies/developers/publishers bring us the greatest stuff they can and enjoy yourself :)

    #14 3 years ago

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