Nintendo becomes latest victim of hack attack

Nintendo has become the latest company to be targeted by cyber criminals in a hacking attack, although the firm stated that no consumer data was stolen when the attack on one of its North American servers was made several weeks ago.

“The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority,” commented Nintendo of America in an e-mailed statement. “We constantly monitor our security,” they added.

On Sunday, the hacker group Lulzsec claimed in a statement posted to their Twitter feed that they were the ones responsible for the Nintendo attack. The group previously broke into the servers of Sony Pictures Entertainment websites last week, and claimed responsibility for additional attacks on U.S. PBS television and Fox.com.

Lulzsec clarified that they had only taken a single file, but “we didn’t mean any harm. Nintendo had already fixed it anyway.”

In April, hackers breached Sony’s servers and exposed the personal information of millions of its customers, although no hacking group has taken responsibility for such an attack.

[Thanks, Reuters]

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