Club Nintendo hacked

Club-NintendoHackers have managed to break into the Club Nintendo website more than 23,000 times in the past month, Nintendo has confirmed.

Full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and mail addresses were compromised. It has not been specified whether the damage is limited to Japan-based Club Nintendo users, or if the problem is a global one.

As a security measure, Nintendo has reset all Club Nintendo passwords and is emailing users with requests to create new ones.

According to the Wii U manufacturer, the hacking began on June 9 and was detected one month later, on July 2. Nintendo’s subsequent investigation found that there were 23,000 unauthorised log-ins from 15 million attempts between those dates.

Nintendo says it is now looking at new measures to strengthen security.

(via CVG)