The hacker group LulzSec attempted to add Nintendo to their growing list of company, website and service break-ins. Luckily for Nintendo users, they failed.
Nintendo representatives issued a public statement of being the target of an online attack yesterday, but the attack itself, which consisted of LulzSec successfully entering a U.S. Nintendo server, is said to have occurred a few weeks ago. The server that was compromised in the attack did not contain any consumer information, so Nintendo users should not be alarmed or worried about their private information falling into the wrong hands. LulzSec has also posted on their Twitter page that they meant no harm by the attack, saying:
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!
Lulzsec is the same group that successfully hacked into the PBS NewsHour website in late May and posted a fake story claiming that rapper Tupac Shakur was still alive. They have also taken credit for infiltrating the Sony Pictures and Sony BMG websites in the midst of their cleanup and repair after a previous hacker attack that compromised their entire PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store and Qriocity music service. Lulzsec has also previous hacked into an FBI-affiliated website and into the servers of the well-known hacking magazine “2600”.
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