Tech Informer

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Nintendo Servers Breached By Hackers





Nintendo was targeted in a recent online data attack, but no personal or company information was lost, the Japanese maker of the Wii game console said Sunday.

The server of an affiliate of Nintendo Co.'s U.S. unit was accessed unlawfully a few weeks ago, but there was no damage, company spokesman Ken Toyoda said. "There were no third-party victims," Toyoda said, while declining to elaborate. "But it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack." The damage from what could be a recent spate of such data breaches targeting big-name brands was more serious at rival Sony Corp.

Sony has said massive personal information, including email addresses, names and birth dates, and involving more than 100 million users, is suspected of having been stolen after security was compromised in April for its network service for the PlayStation 3 game machine, for other online services and, in the past week, from Sony Pictures' website.

It is still unclear who is behind the attacks at Sony or Nintendo, based in Kyoto.
Hackers calling themselves Lulz Security -- a reference to the Internetspeak for "laugh out loud"-- have recently boasted of compromising more than 1 million users' personal information.

Tokyo-based Sony has said it is strengthening security measures. It has contacted the FBI and other authorities for an investigation into the cyber attacks.


Source- Fox News

22 comments:

Zander said...

wow... crazy

TK1927 said...

Interesting. It seems like noone is safe.

JPG said...

What is with all of these hacks!?

Astaroth said...

What's with the hacking lately? it seems that there hasn't this much publicity for this before.

Heather said...

Why can't people let gamers live in peace??

JDOGMMA said...

Nintendo? really?

phosports said...

oh no, not another sony incident

Finding Cheap Homes said...

That 3ds looks tasty :D

Can't wait till E3.

P.S. Hackers leave Nintendo ALONE!!!
hehe you can mess with sony though, they don't make games.

AIO reviews said...

Its always a reality check when stories like these come out, large companies who have all our personal information can be breached. Its just not safe to have your personal information stored with anyone anymore.

Joe said...

Agree with AIO. This is crazy

The Dawg said...

Everyone seems to be getting hacked nowadays...

non-observant said...

Yeah, noone is safe. You know Microsoft is worried too.

tenforce said...

everything is beein hacked. next war will be cyber war^^
+follow

linkszee said...

everybody gettin hacked these days dang

Noctis said...

I guess nobody is safe out there when targeted by hackers..

popgoestheninja said...

These hacks are starting to get on my nerves. Someone must have a problem with gamers.

Da2Shae said...

Looks like those hackers are expecting a "Welcome back" package from Nintendo as well as Sony! haha

Doc_Waffles said...

madness, their new console looks cool though.

PaulBlark said...

Lol Live has it comin now

Brofessor Neeko said...

And so it begins! This is probably(with the exception of Sony SUCKING ASS)viral marketing for Nintendo.

wellpickedbooger said...

Gah, that screenshot makes me antsy for the new Professor Layton!

chriselstone said...

Does the Wii even ask for personal info?