Nintendo Hacked

The hacker group LulzSec has quickly become infamous for their war against Sony. Whether or not they were the original hackers that caused the PSN shutdown remains a mystery, but it’s pretty clear now that they’re out to make a name for themselves, and they appear to be succeeding — especially considering that they managed to hack into the website of TV channel PBS and leave an image on it. Now it appears as though Nintendo is LulzSec’s most recent target, though the attack isn’t as malicious as those in the past.

Nintendo spokesperson Ken Toyoda revealed that they were the target of an attack by LulzSec over the weekend. Nintendo didn’t specify what exactly was attacked, but assured gamers that no personal information was stolen. The attack was very minor and the problem has already been solved.

LulzSec themselves further elaborated on the attack via their Twitter account, claiming that they didn’t go in to steal anything personal, and only grabbed a server config file, which Nintendo already fixed. LulzSec explained that they had no ill will towards Nintendo, and are actually fans. The attack was just a warm-up for future attacks on other companies, and was “just a bit of fun.” LulzSec also promised that there would be no further attacks on the company.

One can’t help but question the logic behind LulzSec’s actions. If they were fans of Nintendo, and they didn’t plan on stealing anything, why attack them at all? Just to prove they could? Why go out of your way to cause a stir among another gaming group when you’re already at war with one? It just seems to be an effort to make more enemies out of the people they’re supposedly helping.

But what can definitely be taken away from this bit of news is that LulzSec’s battle against Sony isn’t over yet. The question that remains, however, is what more do they hope to accomplish? Considering many people, gamers and businessmen alike, are starting to lose faith in Sony’s ability to protect information, LulzSec’s initial mission seems to be accomplished.

What do you think? What more does LulzSec have in store for Sony? What other companies are they going to target? Leave any thoughts you may have in the comments below.

Source: The Escapist

tags: 3DS, DS, Nintendo, Wii

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