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Nintendo is latest hacking victim


Nintendo is latest hacking victim


Japanese games company Nintendo has confirmed a hacking attack on its computers in the US, but says no consumer data or company information was stolen.

Nintendo is the latest company to be targeted. Hackers recently broke into Sony’s servers and exposed the personal information of customers.

This attack came just before Nintendo was to unveil its new gaming console and successor to its hit product, the Wii.

On Sunday, the hacker group Lulzsec said it had attacked Nintendo in a statement posted on its Twitter feed.

Lulzsec is the same group that broke into the servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites last week, and claimed attacks on US media companies PBS television and

Lulzsec tweeted it had taken one file but “we didn’t mean any harm. Nintendo had already fixed it anyway.”

It claimed to be breaking into the computer servers “for laughs” and to point out the poor level of security at some major companies.

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