Phishing Threat Closes European Club Nintendo

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Nintendo today sent a message to members of its European website saying that a potential phishing threat prompted the company to close down portions of the site, including Club Nintendo

"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," Nintendo said in a statement. "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."

The North American Club Nintendo site appears unaffected and fully online.

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European Nintendo Website Phishing Possibility [Nintendo of Europe]

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mrjoeyyaya
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You guys do realize that Sony has been attacked again along with Nintendo of Europe?

In an episode of "deja vu all over again," Sony's servers took another hit from LulzSec, which this time exposed developer source code and internal BGM network maps.

The beleaguered Sony has struggled to restore both its systems and user confidence since the biggest online breach in history cracked open 100 million accounts from April 16 to 19. But Sony doesn't deserve all of the blame the network break-in, as analysts say the most common Sony account password is "seinfeld," followed by "password" and "123456."