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Nintendo's website has been hacked

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.

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-Alpha2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

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.

metsgaming2456d ago

if governments cant prevent it then neither can corporations.

-Alpha2456d ago

They all need to stop underestimating hackers.

M4I0N32456d ago

there could be a way of preventing it, but it would require a new type of internet but heavily controlled.

limewax2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

@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

MintBerryCrunch2456d ago

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

ChrisW2456d ago

They need to make it less appealing for hackers with nice little things like capital punishment.

disturbing_flame2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

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.

Lyr1c2456d ago

Where's Megaman.Exe when you need him?

GrieverSoul2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

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!

DragonKnight2456d ago

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.

beastgamer2456d ago

Hackers need to go somewhere, go back attacking officials, not gaming.
Sony, Nintendo, whats next, Microsoft!!!

KwietStorm2456d ago

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.

zeal0us2456d ago

Something telling me its only a matter of time before Microsoft is hit next.

SilentNegotiator2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

"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?"

Oner2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

"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.

gamingdroid2455d ago

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....

zak94ma2455d ago (Edited 2455d ago )

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

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EYEamNUMBER12456d ago

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?

-Alpha2456d ago

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

ChickeyCantor2456d ago

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.

blumatt2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

This is getting SO out of hand, guys. I hope all these hackers are found and castrated.

nopunctuation2456d ago

Whoa stay within the 8th amendment with those punishments lol

Cosmo8112456d ago

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.

rks892456d ago

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...

rks892456d ago

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

Pyscho_Mantis2456d ago

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)

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versusALL2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

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!

metsgaming2456d ago

the government wont pass any new laws, because then law makers will get hacked.

femshep2456d ago

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

Lucreto2456d ago

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...

limewax2456d ago

Good for them, You think the FBI will just drop it and not hunt them down?

just_looken2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

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.

Shackdaddy8362456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

Wow. Nintendo hasn't even done anything...

theonlylolking2456d ago

Yes they did but not worth hacking them over.

MrBeatdown2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

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.

Shackdaddy8362456d ago

True. I think they are the same guys who hacked PBS all because of a wiki-leaks documentary. I mean, my god, PBS!

ChickeyCantor2456d ago

"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.

PirateThom2456d ago

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".