NOE shuts down Club Nintendo and website functionality due to phishing possibility

Saturday, 11th June 2011 16:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Okay, seriously. This is getting silly.

Nintendo Europe has learned of a possible phishing threat to users of the European Nintendo website, and it is currently investigating the matter.

To protect customers, it has shut down some parts of its websites “until further notice.”

“We would like to reassure you that we do not hold our customer’s bank, credit card or address details on the European Nintendo website and so this data is not at risk,” reads the notice.

Nintendo has apologized for any “inconvenience this has caused,” and has said to get in touch with Nintendo Customer Services if you have any further concerns.

Club Nintendo is also closed for the time being until further notice due to this.



  1. Peetry

    Cummon now bad people, Banks are Ok but Club Nintendo is just that step too far. Outrageous!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. _LarZen_

    If shit like hacking and phising continues we are gonna get a future with heavy security companies/goverments watching your every move.

    Where poeple have to “apply” for a internet license, where everyone wil get a static ip and everything you do is logged and repported.

    Hackers and the like must be dealth with!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Bluscope

    Seriously, what do they actually gain from this, apart from the kudos of their sad little hacker friends.

    I don’t care what people say IMO if you’re a hacker, or you support hackers then you my friend are the opposition.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Mike W


    So true bro, a month ago Stephany here didn’t think it was silly at all seeing Sony getting hack. But I guess Nintendo is a big deal in the UK. The stupidity in this girl is just beyond words.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NightCrawler1970

    @2, Hackers don’t internet with Static IP, they rather have “FREE WIFI” like hanging out in MC Donalds, Denny’s, and any other “Free wifi” sign on the door…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Lewis247

    Hackers these days are choosing the most ridiculous stuff to hack… So many irrelevant gaming sites getting attack.

    I mean what is the result? They are hardly going to get praise from all this..

    Wish they would go do something better with their lives.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @4 Thank Mike. Love you too bro.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    It doesn’t mention any kind of hacking attempt. Phishing is more like identity theft.

    You can do it using snail mail if you’re so inclined.

    That does make it weird that they shut down parts of the site though. Judging by the millions if not billions of scam e-mails that get sent to the average World of Warcraft user, they should’ve shut down Battle.Net thousands of times over.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. NightCrawler1970

    Well Hackers don’t have to balls to hack the following servers, lifes in prison if they nail ya…

    * Pentagon
    * FBI
    * CIA
    * NSA

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DSB

    @9 It’s been done, most get around 7 years.

    You won’t be succesful in uncovering a lot of classified material unless you have a guy like Brad Manning pulling it out for you though. Whatever secrets they want to keep won’t be stored on a network that can be accessed by any outside line.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Zana

    I’ve noticed Konami Style website has apparently been hacked too. Check the message on the UK website:

    #11 4 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    how much is copycat, and how much any more has any purpose beyond greed.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    Looks like they’re just warning people that might have passwords on their site which are the same as the hacked ones to change. Doesnt look like they’ve been hacked.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. neon6

    Why is it after PSNgate that nobody’s protecting their customers?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. sg1974

    For fucks sake Sony how can you keep letting this happening? Does anyone trust their private infomation with these people any more? Their security is ridiculous and they treat there customers with contempt.

    Oh, wait a minu

    #15 4 years ago
  16. sg1974

    Hopefully all those morons who laughed at Sony customers and said the hacks were deserved punishment are starting to feel a bit uneasy in their seats right now, thinking who theyve given what info too.

    Welcome to the future. Your bank accounts are next. Wont be laughing or supporting hackers then.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. NightCrawler1970

    @10, I don’t need Brad Manning for any clasified information, thats why we have wiki-leaks sites :D….

    On the other hands, all those servers they been hacks in the 70′s,80′s,90′s, the government getting better and better every time…
    I bet the servers are pretty tight, and yes 7 years is allot better than lives…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Seems over for the internets.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Espers

    1 – game industries are not security firms so this is expected

    2 – It’s better for game industries before putting online services to delegate the matter to security firms

    3 – in case of any accidents they’ll have someone to blame


    #19 4 years ago

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