Nintendo of Europe hacked

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European branch hit one week after Nintendo USA hacked
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  • Saturday, June 11, 2011
  • Originally reported by Joshawott

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Nintendo of Europe's message, informing visitors

A week after Nintendo USA announced that one of their servers had been breached, a notice has gone up on the company's European website, informing visitors that they are investigating a possible "phishing" threat. The full message reads:

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 UK  

It is currently unknown if the hacker group LulzSec, who claimed responsibility for the breach of Nintendo USA's servers, among other high profile attacks, are behind this particular event.