JP Club Nintendo hacked

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2 years ago#1
http://kotaku.com/in-japan-nintendo-was-hacked-675798797

Nintendo's Kyoto-based HQ just announced that Club Nintendo, its member rewards site, has been hacked. This was discovered when a large number of access errors began appearing on July 2. That's when Nintendo began investigating the issue.

According to Nintendo's investigation, there were 23,000 unauthorized log-ins (with 15 million attempts) between June 9 and July 4 on Japan's Club Nintendo site. This does not seem to apply to Club Nintendo sites in other countries.

In Japan, it's possible that Club Nintendo members' full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and mail addresses were compromised.

Credit cards, however, are not used with Club Nintendo, so thankfully, that's not an issue.

Currently, Nintendo is strengthening its security. Old passwords are currently invalid, and Nintendo is asking Club Nintendo members to change their passwords via email.
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2 years ago#2
Oh no! Hackers will take away all the coins Japanese gamers worked hard for. And they'll also get free games!
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2 years ago#3
This is seriously getting out of hand. Everything is getting hacked these days.
2 years ago#4
Phew, That would annoy me if it was the US Club Nintendo. But it still means that people know names.
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2 years ago#5
OoSubaruoO posted...
This is seriously getting out of hand. Everything is getting hacked these days.


Get the .hackers. We need them to data drain everything!!!
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2 years ago#6
These criminals make me sick. They're not contributing to society in any way.
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2 years ago#7
21_21 posted...
OoSubaruoO posted...
This is seriously getting out of hand. Everything is getting hacked these days.


Get the .hackers. We need them to data drain everything!!!


Ok, I lol'd.
2 years ago#8
Hmmm, well, at least no banking information was ever at risk. Still, those names and addresses have to be at least somewhat useful to identity thieves.
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2 years ago#9
Now nintendo might start taking their security seriously
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2 years ago#10
lambchips posted...
Now nintendo might start taking their security seriously


Yeah, sure does suck that the 3DS got hacked back at launch...
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