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Nintendo: Nintendo Website May Be Victim Of Phishing Scam

Nintendo Europe has warned of a potential phishing scam taking place of the company’s website. Until further notice the majority of the site will be closed until Nintendo determine the severity of the situation. This is the second potential incident on Nintendo’s website with hacker group LulzSec previously gaining access to the servers config file.

We have learnt of a possible phishing threat to users of the European Nintendo website which we are currently investigating. The protection of our customers is our utmost priority and so we have taken the precaution of immediately shutting down some parts of this website until further notice. We would like to reassure you that we do not hold our customer’s bank, credit card or address details on the European Nintendo website and so this data is not at risk.

Phishing is when someone attempts to find out your personal information, such as usernames and passwords, by pretending to be a trustworthy person or company in an electronic communication such as an email or via a website.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Please do get in touch with your local Nintendo Customer Services if you have any further concerns.

– Nintendo

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23 comments

  1. Those LulzSec guys are beginning to annoy me.

    Taking advantage of a fragile situation, and exploiting the hell out of it.

    Hope NOE bounces back from this as quickly as possible.

    1. This wasn’t lulz sec. If you read it properly you’ll see that it says lulz sec did hack nintendo last time. But it wasn’t a malicious attack, it was to inform nintendo of it’s weakness.

  2. This is their attempt at, what… showing that Nintendo is equally as vulnerable as Sony? It’s hardly proof of anything other than Nintendo knows how to better deal with a potential threat than Sony does.

  3. Well, then… I don’t know, usually I just predict what’ll happen next because of something. Can’t really predict what’s going to happen with this.

  4. Most hackers are annoying and just make the world worse for everyone… Anonymous is the only helpful group of hackers I know of…

  5. I’m afraid LulzSec is not the responsable of this attack, they didn’t mentioned on their twitter acount, anyway they said that they won’t attack Nintendo… so I guess we should wait 4 news

  6. I’m afraid LulzSec is not the responsable of this attack, they didn’t mentioned on their twitter acount, anyway they said that they won’t attack Nintendo… so I guess we should wait 4 news…

  7. Nintendo said in the news sections that credit cards and addresses aren’t stored on the European site, so I guess that we are safe. :)

  8. As long as I get free games when its coming up again it can stay offline for a while. Really lulzsec-guys, hack the service of a console I own (wii/360), I really like free games^^

  9. Screw it !! I’m done with online gaming PERIOD !!!!

    lets all take guess what gets hacked next.

  10. I’ll bet they did before Sony got hacked. Probably still do, they just don’t keep it on the same server the website is hosted on.

    Unless you work for that department of Nintendo you have no way of telling how stupid they are. There is no way to actually say weather or not they are better prepared to deal with a hack of high calibur that his Sony unless it actually happens.

  11. I noticed it had been down a lot. I been trying to register with Club Nintendo in time to get that OOT CD they spoke of at e3 and been hampered by it being down.

    Here’s hoping it’s up quickly.

  12. Police have already arrested a few members of Lulz Sec (such a dumb name for a hackers group). But anyway, eventually all of them will get caught and this nonsense can finally be over.

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