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Nintendo servers attacked by hacker group, company state no user data impacted

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Nintendo servers were attacked by a hacker
group Lulzsec in the last couple of weeks.

Nintendo servers in the U.S. has been attacked in last couple of weeks. No no data was stolen from consumers, the company announced on June 5th.

The company to targeted by cyber criminals in hacking attack. In April, hackers broke into the servers of Sony Corporation and revealed personal information on more than 100 million customers. No group has taken responsibility for the Sony attack.


Nintendo fraction does not affect the knowledge of consumers', the company said.
"The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority," Nintendo of America, the company's U.S. unit, said in an e-mailed statement. "We constantly monitor our security," Nintendo said.
On Sunday, said the hacker group Lulzsec it attacked Nintendo in a statement posted on his Twitter account. Lulzsec is the same group that broke into the servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment sites last week and called for attacks against American PBS television and Fox.com.
Lulzsec tweeted it had taken one file but "we didn't mean any harm. Nintendo had already fixed it anyway."
Nintendo expects to unveil new game console and the successor to its' hit product, the Wii, on Tuesday. It is the first home console to enter the market within five years.


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