Club Nintendo hacked in Japan


Nintendo of Japan have confirmed that they have recently discovered that Club Nintendo was recently hacked, leading to external acquisition of records tied to the service.

What’s slightly worrying is that such unauthorised logins were made between June 9th – July 4th, although the company only realised once access errors appeared on the website since July 2nd.

Nintendo explained that during the same period there were over 15 million attempts made to access the website, and only 23,000 of these had been successful leading to the site being compromised. Information potentially at risk includes full names, home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

It doesn’t appear to affect anyone outside Japan, with Nintendo is in the process of strengthening its security. Alongside this, users are being asked to change their passwords, their previous ones now invalid.

[Thanks Kotaku]

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