Nintendo is the latest major company to suffer a cyber attack on its servers, only this time no consumer data has been leaked.
Nintendo said that servers belonging to one of its affiliates in the US was hacked ‘a few weeks ago’ but the attacked server contained no consumer information and no sensitive data was stolen by the hackers.
Hacker collective LulzSec claimed responsibility for the minor attack but clarified that it was not targeting Nintendo. The group has been responsible for hacking into several Sony Music websites as well as sites belonging to Fox and PBS.
‘We’re not targeting Nintendo. We like the N64 too much — we sincerely hope Nintendo plugs the gap,” the group said in a post on Twitter.
Lucky for Nintendo, the attack was nowhere near as severe as the one that hit Sony's PlayStation Network, causing the entire PSN platform to be shut down for more than a month and compromising the personal information of millions of PSN customers.
“There were no third-party victims. But it is a fact, there was some kind of possible hacking attack. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority. Therefore, we constantly monitor our security,” a Nintendo spokesperson said in a statement, DigitalTrends (opens in new tab) reports.