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Nintendo Servers Hacked

by Matt Miller on Jun 05, 2011 at 06:50 AM

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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]