The hacking group Lulz Security has claimed to have hacked Nintendo’s website. The group posted evidence of this attack on Twitter today which shows (through tech stuff I don’t understand) that they have found their way around Nintendo’s security. Nothing so far has been stolen, and personal information hasn’t been stolen, but it’s a reminder that Sony is not the only company that has the potential to be hacked.
Nintendo doesn’t have an online system like PlayStation Network where users are required to register using a password. However, Nintendo uses Club Nintendo to allow users to register products. This service requires an email and password, so that information could potentially be exposed. Nintendo doesn’t store credit card information (you have to enter your credit card number every time you make a purchase on their online store) so it doesn’t seem like that information could be stolen, although I’m not an expert on that.
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