The Mercury

Hackers target Nintendo data


NINTENDO had been targeted in an online data attack, but no personal or company informatio­n was lost, the Japanese maker of the Wii game console said yesterday.

The server of an affiliate of Nintendo’s US unit had been accessed illegally a few weeks ago, but there was no damage, spokesman Ken Toyoda said.

“There were no thirdparty victims,” Toyoda said, declining to elaborate. “But it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack.”

The damage inflicted from what could be part of a recent spate of such data breaches targeting big-name brands was more serious at rival Sony.

It is still unclear who is behind these attacks.

A group of hackers calling themselves Lulz Security boasted last week of compromisi­ng more than 1 million Sony users’ personal informatio­n. – Sapa-AP

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