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Old 06-05-2011, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nintendo Hacked

Nintendo is reporting it was hacked two weeks ago with the loss of data it refuses to identify, but that it decided not to bother announcing this fact to customers because “as there was no actual harm, it was not a matter which we needed to announce.”

Reportedly hackers penetrated the official Nintendo of America site “two weeks ago,” resulting in unspecified data being leaked to unknown parties.

On the 5th of June Nintendo finally decided to announce the fact that it had been hacked, but refuses to offer any information on just what was taken, saying “we cannot explain the details of what data was leaked.”

It does however offer the tremendously reassuring assurance that “no personal information or important data was leaked.”

The hacked server itself was reportedly connected to its user account system, but did not itself house personal data; hackers posted config files from the server to prove it was compromised, whilst tauntingly saying they were Nintendo fans and wished them no ill will.

The vulnerability has since been closed, they say.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Nintendo Hacked

I don't get the point of hacking it then if nothing important was taken...
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Nintendo Hacked

Whats with the hacking latley jeez. Cant people just let nice things alone, and stop messing with stuff they shouldnt
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So you guys figure M$ just has good security? I've heared they have successfully fended off attacks. This madnees needs to end.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Nintendo Hacked

Not too big of a deal.

Nintendo claims to encrypt all of their user data and does not even keep data concerning payments. This is why you have to enter your CC# every time you buy points for the Wii and DSi shop.
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Not too big of a deal.

Nintendo claims to encrypt all of their user data and does not even keep data concerning payments. This is why you have to enter your CC# every time you buy points for the Wii and DSi shop.
Perhaps these fans of Nintendo were simply trying to give them a heads up regarding the hole in their security. Regardless I will be buying points cards only for my purchases, speaking of purchases, the day of the shop is about 3 hours away, I wonder what time it will launch, right at midnight would be cool.
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Just goes to show how much better Nintendo's security is than Sony's.
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So you guys figure M$ just has good security? I've heared they have successfully fended off attacks. This madnees needs to end.
It's possible. MS has dealt with more security issues than either Sony or Nintendo combined, as far as I know. Practice makes perfect after all.

But if they've already fended off attacks and the other two have been compromised then it's probably just a matter of time before Live gets hacked or something similar.


Btw I don't know the details of how serious the other two were about security before but MS has been very uptight about it for quite a while now. If you're caught tampering with your console then it gets completely cut off from Live(like it's ID can never be used online again), referred to as bricking the system because it becomes a paperweight for most people. They also permanently ban gamertags and CC info for those same people. You have to be pretty dedicated to really pursue modding against MS.
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No doubt, remember when the banned a million accounts in one pop lulz.
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Yup and from what I heard all those people deserved it. The account suspension forums were so funny for months after that.
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