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Nintendo confirms server was hacked, no data lost however

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jun 2011 13:46 User comments (11)

Nintendo confirms server was hacked, no data lost however Nintendo has said today that one of their servers was attacked by hackers but fortunately no personal info was compromised.
Spokesman Ken Toyoda says a Nintendo America server was "accessed unlawfully" two weeks ago, but there was no info taken:

There were no third-party victims. But it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack.


Nintendo says they have no leads as to who was behind the hacking attempt.

The attack follows at least 8 successful hacks of different Sony-based services, leading to 102 million consumers having their data compromised.

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11 user comments

15.6.2011 14:07

"On Sunday, the hacker group Lulzsec said it had attacked Nintendo in a statement posted on its Twitter feed. Lulzsec is the same group that broke into the servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites last week, and claimed attacks on U.S. PBS television and Fox.com."

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/05/us-nintendo-idUSTRE7541WP20110605

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25.6.2011 14:37

"said they took one file but didnt mean any harm." well at least no user information was stolen.

35.6.2011 14:58

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I wonder if/when & where the backlash for their "lax and insecure network system infrastructure" happens.

Doubtful...


45.6.2011 15:32
Wsixx
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Microsoft is behind this, first it was Sony now Nintendo.

55.6.2011 16:29

Originally posted by Wsixx:
Microsoft is behind this, first it was Sony now Nintendo.
Possibly. If they try to hack Microsoft, who knows the defense differences.

66.6.2011 10:21

Let's see if Nintendo gets hacked 7 more times in the next 2 months...



76.6.2011 17:16

@KillerBug must be nice being so positive lol.

86.6.2011 18:11

they cant hack nintendo. they don't know the secret set of Wii Motions to get in.


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97.6.2011 10:07

Read this the other day and thought it was quite fitting

Quote:
They're idiotically called "security holes" as if they're man-sized holes in a safe, when they're really more like a lock that can be picked if a person figured out a way to make the right key.
So I replied ~

QFT.

On a side note ~ since Microsoft is probably the worst example of a company to use as having "perfectly secure software" why/how/could people believe the Xbox brand would be any different?

Oh that's right, it wouldn't.

It should just be a matter of time for them to be affected as well. If not, then as childish as it is to say, then wouldn't that make the hackers "M$ fanboys" because they aren't going after all the "big name oppressive conglomerate corporations who strip/trample our rights" as they claim to be?

But anyway...the fact and point of the matter that needs to be understood (in what I said in my earlier post & here) is that no company is secure. Sony, Square-Enix, Codemasters, Lockheed Martin & recently Nintendo and the FBI have been hacked along with the Pentagon, Nasa, Major Banks and many many others too...people need to get over the whole "Sony" is the worst/has the worst security BS since EVERY company seems to be having the same issues.

Remember these hackers are going after YOUR data/information to do who knows what with...if you take out whatever company problems you may have with whatever big name company, then I sincerely ask how is what they are doing having YOUR back?

It's like they pulled a Jedi Mind Trick on the people who just don't want to get it...
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107.6.2011 10:29

first sony and then nintendo.seems like xbox360 sales will be a lot higher.since none of the info stolen from sony seemd to have been used the only people that would gain anything from the loss of sales (of ps3 & possibly nintendo)would be microsoft.


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1111.6.2011 23:28

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
first sony and then nintendo.seems like xbox360 sales will be a lot higher.since none of the info stolen from sony seemd to have been used the only people that would gain anything from the loss of sales (of ps3 & possibly nintendo)would be microsoft.
The Nintendo breach doesn't really matter I guess, since nobody plays Call of Duty on the Wii anyways.

Honestly, I'm not surprised no data was taken from Nintendo, there's nothing useful to take, lol. Okay okay, bad joke.... I don't know what you need to setup to shop the Nintendo online store.

Peace!

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