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On the eve of some big announcements at E3, Nintendo reveals its servers were hacked a few weeks ago. Nintendo says that its servers were targeted in an online attack, but also says that no customer information was accessed or stolen. Nintendo claims the attack came a few weeks ago, but declined to offer more details on timing."There were no third-party victims. But it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack," said Nintendo spokesperson Ken Toyoda said earlier today. ""We are always working to make sure our systems are secure."Claiming responsibility, the hacker group commonly known as Lulz Security (also known as Lulzsec) is claiming responsibility. To authenticate its claims, the group posted the contents of what it claims is a Nintendo config file at Pastebin. On the LulzSec Twitter page, the group clarified some of its intentions: "We're not targeting Nintendo. We like the N64 too much - we sincerely hope Nintendo plugs the gap. This is just for lulz. <3" The attack on Nintendo comes on the heels of far more serious assaults on Sony. This marks the first time Nintendo has been the subject of such attacks. We have contacted Nintendo for comment, and will update if we hear anything in return.[via Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal]
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*** these fu#$%^& hackers
I seriously doubt that this is the first time that this has happened to Nintendo but it was as major as this so might as well not say anything.
Oh my god......
What nobody knows is that lulzsec is really a Soviet Russian computer that took over the minds of the previous owners and is now hacking credit card numbers to fuel the communist resistance in the soviets colony at the north pole.......
In soviet russia, you no hack computers. Computers hack YOU!!!
"Claiming responsibility, the hacker group commonly known as Lulz Security (also known as Lulzsec) is claiming responsibility."
hope the dont target the online service for cafe in the future.
Why are hackers targeting video games lately? Couldn't they be hacking something a little more respectable like government stuff - something that actually might make an honorable difference? Say what you want about hacking as a crime, but there's too much "oh it was a noble hack" going on to suggest targeting video games makes any sense.
On a-no, Mario!
I'm pretty sure all three got hacked, Microsoft and Nintendo just good enough security to beat back the hackers "Lulz" just doesn't want to admit their failure, and Microsoft must have completely crushed the hackers that came after them...
Gess way to much hacking going on lately
this is really really annoying to the extent of just being old already. it's not April anymore. hackers need to get a life.
This is Bullsh*t man i dont understand what these peoples problem is.
Why is nobody screaming "WHY DIDN'T THEY TELL US SOONER!?!?!??"...oh right, cause it's not Sony.
Even if no personal data was stolen...which I guess we are trusting them on this...even though it took them SEVERAL WEEKS to tell us there was a hack attack at all.
On certain message boards around the internet there have been claims that all off the "Big 3" were hacked and Sony was the only one to quickly own up to it. Yet...no reports here about that, they report on the stupidest rumors but not that one...and this report kinda leads some evidence to the claim that there was a massive hack attack against all the "Big 3"
Some people around the net make me sick. oh...it's Playstation..."YEAH YOU DESERVED IT....YEAH....WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL US SOONER...YEAH...THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT....THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO NINTENDO AND MICROSOFT" oh..it's Nintendo...ok...whatever...those hackers are real A-holes.
Anywho, these hackers need to be caught and the FBI needs to find a tall tree and a very short rope.
What a bunch of tools. Find a better hobby, get laid, whatever, just stop with all this crap.
all right FBI do you sh!t since these guys hacked into your atlanta branch
Hackers are the lowest of the low on an internet full of lows. Lower than trolls and pedophiles... Ok, maybe I need to evaluate the ranking system.. But they're up there somewhere!