Nintendo Targeted by Hackers

Console manufacturing giant Nintendo today announced that it had been targeted by a group of hackers known as Lulz Security. The hacking group also claimed responsibility for the much publicised data breach that hit Sony back in April.
Whilst the attempted hack is not good for Nintendo, it appears that no data has been breached. The server targeted was one of the Japanese firms affiliates based in the US. However the server had no customer data or confidential company information stored on it. So it appears Nintendo hasn’t suffered anywhere near the same level of loss as Sony, which reportedly lost data relating to up to 77 million of its users of the Sony Gaming Network.
A spokesman for the company Ken Toyoda confirms “There were no third party victims, but it is a fact, there was some kind of possible hacking attack”. To further ease any concerns the public may have Nintendo America have followed this with “The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority. We constantly monitor our security”.
On Sunday Lulz Security Twitter feed claimed responsibility for the attack, with one post reading: “We just got a config file and made it clear that we didn’t mean any harm. Nintendo had already fixed it anyway. <3 them! We love Nintendo and Sega, if anything we'd hack *for* them” All Major console developers are currently attending the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, with announcements due for the next generation of console expected.

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