Nintendo second gaming group to suffer hacker attacks, claims no data stolen


It looks like open season on gaming groups. Following a bad run of luck for Sony, now Nintendo has come under attack from hackers.

Nintendo has confirmed a server for a website for its US division has been hacked this weekend, but the company told the Wall Street Journal no sensitive data was compromised. This means the attack is less severe than that on Sony’s PlayStation Network, which saw details belonging to 100 million users exposed.

Nintendo launches a new online service this week, where users can buy and download games for the 3DS games console.

“We are always working to make sure our systems are secure,” said Nintendo spokesman Ken Toyoda. Sony is also working on this issue, after the group was attacked by hacking group Lulzsec only last week. Judging from the uptick in attacks, it looks like gaming groups could find it prudent to increase security efforts across the board.