Report – Nintendo blackmailed by Spanish citizen, gets arrested

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 11:04 GMT

According to a BBC report, a man has been arrested by Spanish police after it was uncovered that he was blackmailing Nintendo with 4,000 stolen Wii data files.

The suspect, who remains unnamed, blackmailed the company by threatening to show the data to the country’s data protection agency and have Nintendo done for negligence. It’s unknown what he wanted.

The suspect started leaking details onto the internet after Nintendo ignored his threat, but police in Malaga got involved in the nick of time after it was claimed all of the data would end up on the internet.

Nintendo couldn’t comment on an active legal case. It’s not known if the data leak came from Nintendo itself or if it was a third-party.

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