Nintendo Servers Were Attacked, Admits Company

3DS and Wii manufacturer Nintendo reveals their gaming servers had been the target of cyber criminals recently, just ahead of their new console to be unveiled.

The company discloses it’s U.S.-based servers were attacked by hackers several weeks ago. The Japanese firm, however, confirmed that no data of consumers or of the company were stolen in the attack.

Just weeks ago cyber criminals broke into the servers of Sony in which personal information of millions of customers were exposed, which included names, email addresses, and date of births.

A statement released by Nintendo read: “The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority. We constantly monitor our security.”

LulzSec hacker group have claimed responsibility for this attack. They are the same group that was behind the recent Sony’s customers data stealing. Earlier, the group had also claimed credit for hacking Fox.com and PBS.site.

Referring to the 64 game machine of Nintendo the group said, “We’re not targeting Nintendo. We like the N64 too much.” N64 was released in the mid-1990s.

LulzSec or Lulz Security is a reference to Internet popular word – laugh out loud (lol)

However, Nintendo claims of fully fixing up the problem and the hacking incidence would not delay their services.

Sony’s PSN was down from April 20th till June 1st, but didn;t fully return to normal. On June 3rd its servers were again attacked, espeicially the Sony Pictures, which is the film and TV production unit of the company.

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