Nintendo aware of hackers’ claim to have “reversed the Wii U drive authentication”

By Stephany Nunneley
30 April 2013 20:45 GMT

Hackers have claimed to have “completely reversed the Wii U drive authentication, disk encryption, file system, and everything else needed for this next generation key”.

According to a report on CVG, these are the same hackers which made one of “the many Wii mod keys available,” but it has been unable to confirm it has indeed cracked Wii U.

Nintendo has said it’s aware of the claims, but so far it has received “no reports of illegal Wii U games nor unauthorized applications playable on the system while in Wii U mode.”

“Nintendo continuously monitors all threats to its products’ security and will use technology and will take the necessary legal steps to prevent the facilitation of piracy,” the firm said in a statement.

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