As many of you reminded us during the Sony hack news and subsequent PSN down-time, hacking can happen to anyone that has a server connected to the net. It appears Nintendo were also recently the victims of a hacking attempt, although the damage seems to have already been contained and failed to reach the scale of the Sony attacks.
It was actually Nintendo themselves that broke the news on this, but more information surfaced as the days passed. Here’s what Nintendo spokesperson, Ken Toyod, had to say.
“There were no third-party victims. But it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack. We are always working to make sure our systems are secure.”
The same hacking group that supposedly hacked in to a couple of Sony’s websites last week are the ones claiming responsibility. The group (called ‘Lulzsec’) posted on their website what looks to be a “Nintendo config file.”
Ironically enough, the group came out on Twitter shortly after the news broke and clarified that their intentions are not to hurt Nintendo, and that the big N has apparently already resolved the intrusion.
Source: Game Informer