Nintendo servers hacked, no customer info stolen

Lately it seems as if Sony has been stealing all of the headlines when it comes to being hacked etc, however today we have come across details regarding Nintendo’s servers being hacked, but don’t worry the personal information was stolen.

Apparently a few weeks ago the server of a Nintendo affiliate was targeted by a data attack, luckily no personal company or personal information was stolen, however it is thought that this may have been an early sign of a more significant hacking attack.

This news comes just a few days after the Sony Pictures website was compromised, you can find out more about this hack here, what’s most shocking is that personal data was stored in plain text format, this was mocked by the group responsible for the hack, Lulz Security.

If the Nintendo affiliate data hack was successful it could have had huge implications on Nintendo’s upcoming E3 2011 press conference, apparently at the show they will introduce a new console codenamed ‘Project Cafe’, we are sure that a successful hack attempt so close to such an unveiling would have had a negative affect.

You can find out more about the recent online data attack over at the HuffingtonPost, do you think that hackers will target Xbox Live next?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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