Attackers to access accounts Japanese Club Nintendo members

Jul

5

2013

Attackers have gained access to the Japanese Club Nintendo website, where players can save in exchange for gifts. Items Perhaps it is a brute force attack. According to Nintendo, the Dutch and Belgian Club Nintendo sites not affected.

Nintendo logo met Mario Nintendo has the security issue on its website announced , the announcement was first noted by Kotaku. What exactly is going on is not clear, but it is certain that attackers have gotten to 23,000 accounts access.

Of those accounts are probably the full names, home addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses won. Club Nintendo in Japan stores credit card numbers, which are not affected thereby.

Probably it is a brute force attack, Nintendo speaks of 23,000 ‘unauthorized logins’ from approximately fifteen million attempts. Applications took place between June 9 and Thursday. Why it took so long for Nintendo noticed the attack is not known. “We are now investigating what exactly was going on,” said Sarah Dijkstra Nintendo Netherlands. According to her, the problem is only in Japan. The Dutch and Belgian Club Nintendo sites are not affected.

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