Spanish man arrested following Nintendo hack

News has surfaced today that a man has been arrested by police in the southern province of Malaga, Spain, having allegedly hacked and stolen details regarding around 4,000 Nintendo users.

Such information was then attempted to be used as leverage, as the man blackmailed Nintendo by threatening to contact the Spanish data protection agency and seek to charge the company with negligence.

When Nintendo failed to respond to his threats he began to leak some of the information online, according to police. Respective authorities have been led to believe that the full contents of the hacked user database were soon to be entirely leaked online, and moved in to intervene.

Nintendo were unable to comment as the case is still under an active investigation by Spanish authorities, and it remains unclear as to whether the theft had been from Nintendo’s own accounts or that of a third-party.


Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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