By 6 June 2011 | Categories: news


Proving that the recent hacking phenomenon is going nowhere, a group last week infiltrated one of Nintendo's US servers.

The attack marks the first time the Japanese gaming company has been targeted in the recent string of global hacker attacks. It is believed however that the damage inflicted was minimal, with no company or customer information being compromised in the attack.

Nintendo confirmed to the Associated Press that one of its servers has been unlawfully accessed, but reiterated that no user information had been exposed.

“There were no third-party victims,” Nintendo spokesman Ken Toyoda said. “But it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack.”

Hacker group LulzSec later posted evidence on Twitter which it claimed was a Nintendo server configuration file it had stolen, containing information on a number of Nintendo websites.

The group, which has also claimed responsibility for the recent Sony Pictures hack later stated on its Twitter account that it wasn't after the company. “We're not targeting Nintendo. We like the N64 too much; we sincerely hope Nintendo plugs the gap.”

The latest attack comes mere weeks after Sony suffered a hack which exposed more than 77 million PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts as well 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment accounts.


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