If the hacking group is to believed, it seems that LulzSec has gained access to Nintendo's website through security holes, and they have evidence to prove it.
What did Nintendo ever do? Either way, these big corporations need to tighten up. I've been hearing about so many hacks lately, and not just in gaming. Hackers are getting worse and they are a step ahead of security provided by these big corps.
if governments cant prevent it then neither can corporations.
They all need to stop underestimating hackers.
there could be a way of preventing it, but it would require a new type of internet but heavily controlled.
@Alpha - But for every hacker who can break a system, there is a dev who can create a system they do not yet understand, or have never encountered. No matter their skills, someone will always be better, and one of those people will be working the legitimate role, its only a matter of time until hackers are beaten all together. But that time could be countless years away still
cant prevent it? these hackers are just making it easier for corps. and ISPs to come together and make an argument for net neutrality yet again...meaning more control over what we can do over the internet...hackers dont give a shit...its the millions of regular consumers who will be collateral damage in the process if this doesnt become be an issue in congress in the coming months/years...then i'll be surprised
They need to make it less appealing for hackers with nice little things like capital punishment.
As said, lulzec is doing this just for fun. Now you can bet everything that the medias will not be as vicious as they were with Sony by saying they were incompetent or that having their sites hacked is inadmissible. Now you gonna read more and more articles saying it's bad and it's not Nintendo's fault. I think some will find that funny. Anyway by hacking more and more sites hackerz are making laws againts them more and more accurate concerning their freedom, in fact the more they will hack the more the repression will be tolerated moraly for all internet users, for our freedom it can have a dramatic impact in the way we use and access to the infraweb. I think the apotheose for hackerz is now to hack microsoft servers, just to prove their power and that no company can't be hacked, according to a lot of xbox fanboys (i don't include all xbox users, i am also an xbox user as well, i'play on all systems) xbox live is unhackable, if hackers want the best trophy they can catch, i think they'll go further and prove the biggest electronic corporation = microsoft, that they can compete with them.
Where's Megaman.Exe when you need him?
Lulz Sec is awesome.
Have you ever wondered how movies get leaked weeks before their debut in theathers? How Music CDs are leaked months before hitting retail? Its quite simple actually. Someone in the company is under paid!!! After that, as a revenge or a simple bad intention, they allow that data to be leaked. In Nintendo case it might be similar. Some under payed developer said on the coffee shop: "Oh, It might have an unsecure backdoor in port 349, who knows?! My job is to keep the port 350 secure!" Next day this news came up!
Where's that loser gamingdroid now? This is exactly what I've been saying from day one. Alpha asked "What did Nintendo ever do?" Nothing. And neither did Sony. Hackers don't give a damn. And to the losers who thought Sony had lax security and that's why hackers can get in anywhere (I'm aware it's not the Wii's online service, since they technically don't have much of one), here you go. Security doesn't matter when you are a hacker with enough time and the right set of skills. And in this case, it's a group of hackers. These are the kinds of people that are responsible for the reputation hackers have. And if none of you who claim that you can't generalize, and that there are good hackers; won't step forth and denounce these groups, and help fight them off, then you can't whine and b*tch about the stereotype and reputation hackers have.
Hackers need to go somewhere, go back attacking officials, not gaming. Sony, Nintendo, whats next, Microsoft!!!
A lot of people assume that hackers can't be stopped or that the gov't is steps behind them. Would it be such a stretch to assume they just haven't taken it seriously or put any real effort into more sophisticated defenses? It's not like hackers are an alien race. They're people just like you and me. They just think differently. These defense agencies and experts calling the shots need to get the right people in there, instead of just "upgrading" what's already In place.
Something telling me its only a matter of time before Microsoft is hit next.
"They all need to stop underestimating hackers" People need to stop thinking that these hackings happen because these corps are bent over spreading their crack in a dark alley. These things happen because people skilled in hacking find ways around security. They're idiotically called "security holes" as if they're man-sized holes in a safe, when they're really more like a lock that can be picked if a person figured out a way to make the right key. But people with ZERO understanding of technology will still say "ZOMG why u hav no security, Sony/Nintendo/Next Target?"
"They're idiotically called "security holes" as if they're man-sized holes in a safe, when they're really more like a lock that can be picked if a person figured out a way to make the right key." QFT. On a side note ~ since Microsoft is probably the worst example of a company to use as having "perfectly secure software" why/how could people somehow believe the Xbox brand would be any different... Oh that's right, it isn't.
They haven't been hacked, merely attempted hacked. Nothing was breached. @DragonKnight "Where's that loser gamingdroid now? This is exactly what I've been saying from day one. Alpha asked "What did Nintendo ever do?" Nothing. And neither did Sony. Hackers don't give a damn." LOL, I made an impact! Clearly misguided impact too boot! So many people are confused about what a hacker really is... it is really sad. You know people get in drunk driving every day, but do we call out and blame all drivers? You need to separate the criminals from the group, just like there are criminal doctors, but not all doctors are criminals. Is it really that hard to understand. ... LOL! Somebody got really pissed of....
well congratulations Sony and anonymous started Cyber World War I. and it look like its not going to end soon . this is probably the work of some Russian and chines hackers
these are the people that hacked PBS yes PBS of all things they are just doing it for fun im not a hacker though so i don't really see the fun?
It's probably better that these silly hacks happen so that these corporations can get a little shake to take these things more seriously for when something big really happens
The fun is usually in the challenge. I think many companies have been hacked and cracked. They just didn't know cause the hackers had no intentions of doing something with it. Not an hacker, but I can see it as something to push your boundaries.
This is getting SO out of hand, guys. I hope all these hackers are found and castrated.
Whoa stay within the 8th amendment with those punishments lol
That's one way of looking at it. The other way is this: You are trusting your information to these companies, and they've been hacked, just like that, *for the lulz*. These guys hacked a governmental security website *while drunk*. The security of these websites is a lot more concerning than the existence of hackers.
https://twitter.com/#!/Lulz... https://twitter.com/#!/Lulz... Maybe their not targeting Nintendo? Who knows. If what their saying is actually true, then its nothing really. They wouldn't also show what they did either ( have no idea what this is honestly.... apparently its what they did to hack their website... ) http://pastebin.com/QFJN82X...
https://twitter.com/#!/Lulz... https://twitter.com/#!/Lulz... Maybe their not targeting Nintendo? Who knows. If what their saying is actually true, then its nothing really. They wouldn't also show what they did either ( have no idea what this is honestly.... apparently its what they did) http://pastebin.com/QFJN82X... Either way, this is pretty unnecessary honestly
they all derive from a certain website which I sure some of you may know but I will not say which website cuz they might raid n4g.... hint (it has a lot of CP in it)
Oh my god, Sony was first, first their site got hacked then the network. Nintendo's next, its all ready happing, then Microsoft. Someone please put an end to these hackers, PLEASE!
the government wont pass any new laws, because then law makers will get hacked.
get hacked and send pictures of there privates over twitter? the news is just booming with stupidity these days......except for the vics of all the natural disasters that have happened lately thats not funny
They did On Friday, LulzSec said it had also hacked the Web site for the Atlanta chaper of Infragard, an FBI-affiliated site, "and leaked its user base." The group also claims to have taken "complete control over the site and defaced it." LulzSec said it obtained about 180 log-ins, which it acknowledged is not that many, but "we'd like to take the time to point out that all of them are affiliated with the FBI in some way," the group said in a note. http://www.pcmag.com/articl...
Good for them, You think the FBI will just drop it and not hunt them down?
Bubbles. I laughed.
fyi versusALL Microsoft has been hacked long time ago and continue to be hacked but it gets reported lightly like last weeks accounts stolen via mw2.
Wow. Nintendo hasn't even done anything...
Yes they did but not worth hacking them over.
It should be pretty clear by now that this isn't about a company "doing something" to provoke the hackers. The Deus Ex website was hacked. Codemasters was hacked. Now Nintendo. These guys aren't out to get even, or anything like that. They just want to make a name for themselves. Even with the attack on Sony, hackers didn't seem to care about 100 million users being collateral damage, so any kind of justification that they were doing it as a result of the Hotz or OtherOS issues, and therefor doing it in the name of the consumer, is a load of crap.
True. I think they are the same guys who hacked PBS all because of a wiki-leaks documentary. I mean, my god, PBS!
"hackers didn't seem to care about 100 million users being collateral damage" at least Sony FIXED some major flaws? You can all scream that it was a bad thing, but in the end Sony still got something good out of it.
Nintendo never even did anything, their online presense is virtually non-existant as far as gamers goes, this is just hackers now showing that there was never any reasoning for this bar "they can".
Nintendo must compensate us! lol jk Man that must blow.....
Well, yeah; if it falters then Nintendo patrons ought to be compensated. When PS3 fans said they didn't want anything, they were called fanboys defending Sony, so it shouldn't be any different now.
Quick, grab the fireflower power-up and some 1-UP shrooms and get on your mission to save Nintendo from the evil hackers.
Nah nah forget that. Give Travis Touchdown a Master Sword and a couple Pokemon and send him to their houses. Call it Operation: No More Lulz. PS: Tomba ftw
Sounds like a plan!
hahaha funny +bubs
Sorry Mario... But the hacker is in another castle!
Watch them post all details of Project Cafe before E3
These the same guys that hacked SONY Pictures and SONY BGM day before yesterday right? What is their angle exactly? Why?
As their name implies. They did it for the lulz
Their angle? They're total squares and very obtuse.
Squares can't be obtuse, it's geometrically impossible. They can be right though...wait....that doesn't work either....
they just want attention like some immature toddler babies
First, let me say that I don't want to see video game companies getting hacked any more than the rest of you. If you're asking about motivation though, their reasons are likely no different than virus creators or even the people that run out onto a baseball field in the middle of a game - attention. As has been said above in more derogatory terms, these techies likely have poor social lives. By doing things like this, they can utilize the knowledge they have to garner a sense of fulfillment that might otherwise be lacking in their lives. They get praise from others like themselves, and hate from supporters of whatever they make a target of, but much like children, whether the attention is good or bad it doesn't really matter to them. I myself am a nerd. I have full understanding of linux administration and how these hackers gain access to do these things, and I can read the attached httpd.conf file like a book because I can write them myself. Luckily for the world though, I am balanced and don't feel any need to show off my skills in these types of ways. That said, because most people don't understand how much effort it takes to learn these skills, this is basically a demonstration of ability for the layman. They want you to be impressed. They attack big targets to test their abilities and impress themselves. They do it "for the lulz" because they likely have little laughter in their lives otherwise.
Grab your pitchforks, gamers. Let's go all Salem witch-hunt on these hackers.
If anyone looks at there twitter they said they would actually hurt nintendo because they like their games to much. They just wanted to test there security. Still doesn't mean they should have done it.
wouldn't be surprised if the government gets involved in hunting these guys down. Hope they pay and pay dearly. And I hope the idiots who were trolling when sony gets hacked understand these guys are not standing for anyone but themselves, they won't mind screwing with anyone.
These damn losers need to just disappear.
This only going to bring new measures to control the Internet may be the department of homeland Secure Internet will be created. Bye bye freedom of information of the Internet.
This looks VERY interesting: http://pastebin.com/RBjzDQb... A person on twitter who goes by the name awinee (a hacker who was once reported on the news) is quite the foe. He seems to hate LulzSec very much and leaked a bunch of information from their group.
On Techspy(N4G affiliated) the Nintendo hack story was there for a day or two already.
first sony, then nintendo what next.. the banks??
Banks have already been "hacked"...Terminato r 2 and John Connor weren't that far off with the hacking module.
its only a matter of time isnt it.
Hope they leak wii Hd before E3
And ruin the surprise? Hell no
MS will be next. 360 fans think they safe becuz they pay for XBL but nothing is safe from hackers. Remember anything a man can make, another man can break.