Nintendo has confirmed an attack on their members reward site, Club Nintendo, after 23,000 unauthorised log-ins – with over 15 million attempted – were recorded between 9 June and 4 July. A large number of errors appeared within the system on July 2, and this was when Nintendo’s Kyoto-based Headquarters began to investigate the issue. It is possible that a number of members’ full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses may have been compromised.
The hacking only occurred within Japan, so other countries appear to be unaffected. Nintendo has announced they are currently strengthening the security measures on the website, and have asked members to change their password as an added security precaution. Nintendo has sent an email to those customers who may have been affected in order to change their security settings on the reward site.