Nintendo server hacked by Lulzsec

Written by Antony Leather

June 6, 2011 // 10:36 a.m.

Tags: #hack #hackers #nintendo #playstation #ps2-ps3 #server #sony #user-details #wii

Nintendo has confirmed that its US website has been hacked. A group called Lulz Security, or LulzSec, gained access to one of the site's servers, copying and then publishing a configuration file.

Last week LulzSec also hacked Sony Pictures' website, again publishing user information online.

Thankfully, Nintendo's server contained no customer information - a fact confirmed by both the hackers and the hacked.

In an email sent to Reuters, Nintendo stated:

'The server contained no consumer information,' Nintendo said in a statement to Reuters. 'The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority...We constantly monitor our security.'

'Re: Nintendo, we just got a config file and made it clear that we didn't mean any harm,' said a LulzSec Twitter post regarding the matter. 'Nintendo had already fixed it anyway. <3 them'

What do you make of the news - did Nintendo and Sony have it coming or is it just another case of hackers ruining everyone's fun? Let us know in the forums.