Nintendo US server hacked over the weekend

first_imgSony’s online operations are currently on their knees in the face or repeated hacks. But it looks like hackers may be getting a little board with just targeting one gaming giant as Nintendo has now also been the victim of a server hack.The hack occurred over the weekend on one of Nintendo’s U.S. servers. The company confirmed the hack had occurred, but that no user information had been taken.AdChoices广告The group that carried out the hack is LulzSec who also performed a serious breach of Sony Pictures’ server last week uncovering a million user accounts. However, LulzSec has insisted via Twitter that Nintendo is not a new target and they just got a config file.The hack came a day before Nintendo releases the first patch for the 3DS handheld which will introduce an eShop, web browser, and free Pokedex for life and free Excitebike downloadable game for a month.Read more at WSJMatthew’s OpinionAs soon as the PSN hack occurred, and the extent of the data theft was realized, both Microsoft and Nintendo should have been reviewing their online security. Did Nintendo do that, or has it just been left as is?The fact LulzSec only got a config file off the server suggests Nintendo is better setup than Sony ever was. However, LulzSec also stated they aren’t targeting Nintendo, so there could be holes there that haven’t been explored and taken advantage of yet.As a gamer I hope we don’t see another PSN-style hack on another console simply because I want to be able to use the online services on each of my machines. At the same time, I appreciate these attempts to hack the system as ultimately it just makes them more secure as fixes are forced to be implemented.last_img read more