Nintendo's US servers face attempted hack

Hacker group Lulzsec claims responsibility, claims it meant no harm

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Nintendo's US servers face attempted hack Nintendo's servers i the US faced an attempted hack, which is being claimed by Lulzsec.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 6, 2011

Nintendo's servers in the US were the target of an attack by hackers several weeks ago, according to Reuters, but no consumer data was stolen.

The attempted hack on Nintendo's servers did not affect consumers' information, the company said.

"The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority," Nintendo of America, the company's US unit, told Reuters in an e-mailed statement. "We constantly monitor our security."

The attempted hack follows a long month of hacks for Sony, which has seen the theft of data from over 100 million Sony entertainment and gaming site users.

No group has yet taken responsibility for that attack, although Sony has set its sights firmly on the hacker group known as Anonymous.

Hacker group Lulzsec has said that it was responsible for the attack on Nintendo in a statement posted on its Twitter feed; it also said that it meant no harm.

"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!" said the Tweet.

Lulzsec broke into the servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites last week and has claimed attacks on US PBS television and Fox.com.

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