Nintendo Hacked: “We Didn’t Need To Announce It”

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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.

Nintendo’s assertion that “as there was no actual harm, it was not a matter which we needed to announce” and its failure to offer any actual details about the hack has already incited accusations that it is trying to cover up and suppress the incident in a way which makes even Sony look like a paragon of openness.


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    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:35 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    “we cannot explain the details of what data was leaked.”
    =
    We don't know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Shitty Sankaku Journalism.

    From PCMagazine.

    "The bad news: A group of hackers have infiltrated a U.S. Nintendo server."

    "The good news? Nintendo's breach seems to be completely controlled and even the hackers themselves are admitting that they didn't manage to pilfer anything good."

    "Nintendo representatives announced today that the company was recently the target of an online attack. While worrisome that this attacked allegedly occurred a few weeks ago, and Nintendo's only now coming forward with the information, the silver lining to the entire ordeal is that the hackers didn't manage to escape with any useful information."

    "The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority," said Nintendo of America, the U.S. branch of Nintendo, in an e-mailed statement to Reuters. "We constantly monitor our security."

    "Although Lulzsec did post the results of its Nintendo break-in to Pastebin, the group admitted that its plunder was as minimal as it was unusable."

    "Re: Nintendo, 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," reads a note on Lulzsec's official Twitter page."

    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    09:01 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Good for Nintendo then.

    And I'm surprised you even placed "Sankaku" and "journalism" is the same sentence...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 11/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Epic. Abusing the N is not a good idea from a writer.

    Avatar of Artefact
    Comment by Artefact

    Believe what you will - the Nintendo quotes in the article are from their Japanese statements, or at least the ones the Japanese press published.

    Also the fact that your quote rather glosses over the fact that they apparently waited 2 weeks to announce they were hacked and apparently believes everything Nintendo's PR machine tells them rather undermines its credibility, not ours.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Full Retard??...Bitch went Helen Keller while she was with a cross-eyed Nun with a Bullwhip and bottle of Gin.

    Avatar of konakona
    Comment by konakona
    03:14 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    They don't store anything important on their consoles anyway.

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    03:22 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    save data maybe...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, at least they don't store the security codes for the DSi

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    on the wii, save data is everything. and i would not want to lose any.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Videos of them masturbating to Princess Peach were stolen and of course there's no way they'll say it

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 06/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

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    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    05:11 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was thinking the same thing since they specialized in computer programming. They probably got a super computer or something that are untraceable.

    Avatar of Megidola
    Comment by Megidola
    01:21 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They obviously got bored of hacking Sony and wanted to get out of their comfort zone and add some variety.

    Avatar of Kuro'Base'Neko
    Comment by Kuro'Base'Neko
    11:26 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Why don't they just hack Microsoft instead? it'll be more challenging right?
    If no, that means my prejudice to Microsoft is more evident.

    Sony = down
    Nintendo = down
    Microsoft = win?

    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:41 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Guess hacking Sony is child's play level now.
    Time to move onto other networks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 06/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    considering Nintendo is for child gaming and shit like that...Nintendo is child's play.

    Avatar of Kubelo
    Comment by Kubelo
    01:18 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    First Sony, now Nintendo, hacking became a sport.

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
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    Comment by entropy13
    01:32 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    LOL yeah, someone tried hacking Lockheed Martin too, failed though.

    Avatar of Rya
    Comment by Rya
    03:29 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *orders Iranian built F35 online*

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ... or so they said

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Wii Hack Resort

    Avatar of TNinja
    Comment by TNinja
    08:25 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony is the bronze level. The Silver Cup Hacking is Nintendo server!

    And stuff.

    Avatar of Myballz
    Comment by Myballz
    09:08 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's next Microsoft,EA,Activison?

    Avatar of entropy13
    Comment by entropy13
    11:52 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon:837305, @rebellion

    Lockheed got hacked last year, while the attempt last April failed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 07/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also don't forget Boeing's stealth UAVs.
    They're all using stolen Northrop IP.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do say, it was no trifle at all for Nintendo to be hacked! A bit of rubbish off my cap, old bean!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    china will reveal next gen console in 2012
    i think

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    04:02 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lockheed got hacked... Northrop also got hacked several years ago...

    Funny thing is that both companies made the stealth planes (Lockheed Martin created the F-117, F-22 and F-35 while Northrop created the B-2 bomber and the granddaddy of American stealth plane, the YB-35 bomber and YB-49 bomber)...

    And China reveals their Chengdu J-20 last January, seems pretty suspicious right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Should go join in 1

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Olympics. You'll see it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    In the Olympics they use steroids and other augmenting chemicals, I wonder what hackers will use.... cybernetics implants? Like in the Matrix?

    18:38 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will keyboard throwing be in the olympics?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you forgot square enix

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:31 07/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wonder if xbox live will be hacked :O

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    So one of the most important matters in the G8 summit was internet regulation, and days later everyone gets fucking hacked and LulzSec launches a challenge to the FBI.
    False flag attacks i say, to have an excuse to put a leash on the internet.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    14:01 07/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is stuff that should be opposed you rather deal with hackers then big brother heck you'd rather deal with living with a family of honey badgers then laws like that.

    Avatar of Veruz
    Comment by Veruz
    01:24 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    As we know Nintendo and Sony have a long standing rivalry - As such, they merely couldn't take seeing Sony being the only ones to grab attention.

    This was all a clever plan by Nintendo not to be outdone by Sony in terms of embarrassment. Its obvious. You know it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes my friend you have seen the light

    Comment by Dark Mage
    13:57 07/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol funny that or maybe Sony has blamed Nintendo for the hacks and decided to get revenge.

    I remember a few years back play a game where the world was ruled by multinational corporations and you were a mercenary working for a company and you flew a fighter plane and attacked the other companies assets.

    Avatar of Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    List of companies to hack in 2011:

    Sony - done
    Microsoft - in progress
    Nintendo - done

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    What about apple?

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    01:24 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I don't think Apple's iPad counts as a console

    Comment by Dark Mage
    13:58 07/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The iPad lacks proper controls and thus is not a console in my book.

    Avatar of Lonesnipa
    Comment by Lonesnipa
    02:04 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since he said list of companies, and not consoles shira you are sorta off base there. Besides that, the iPad has been hacked for ages, jailbreak. I mean honestly. Does no one read what they are replying to?

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    03:06 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Lonesnipa,k...don't wanna quarrel and stuff,so sure whatever you say

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mediocre games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's still an overpriced electronic product that can run games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I here you on a overpriced product pretty 50% of what you pay is for the product and the other 50% is because it's a Apple.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Apple is not worth hacking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What do you mean "In Progress"?? I have expect Xbox360 to 'Hack themselves' after the crap-ass performance the Kinnect made last year.

    Maybe people thought Xbox wasn't worth Hacking? Who kicks a substandard vending machine for luke-warm soda anyway?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but Microsoft gets hacked alarmingly often. Its security is comparable to a piece of Swiss Cheese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And what's your source? I presume your ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:32 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    lol I bet your only source is Sankaku. I presume you're an ass

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still don't see any sources so you're proving that you're full of shit.Have a nice day.





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