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Nintendo Resists Hack Attack

Felix Kemp
Games news, Nintendo, PSN, PSNgate

Nintendo Resists Hack Attack

In a surprising turn of events, Nintendo has reported its US-based servers suffered an attack from hackers a few weeks back. But don't fret; no customer data or confidential information was stolen. Nintendo's security weathered the assault, which is sure to incite much debate between the stability of their network in comparison to Sony's, which crumbled under a similar attempt.

"The server contained no consumer information," revealed Nintendo to Reuters. "The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority," they add, presumably whilst sprinkling salt over Sony's PSN wound while Microsoft slices up a lemon in the background.

It's an interesting bit of news. Nintendo hasn't really attempted to challenge Sony or Microsoft for online bragging rights - although that might change with the Wii 2 - but the fact that it survived a hacking attempt is a point ripe with debate. Is Nintendo's online security more robust than Sony's?

The fact is, both are very different situations despite the involvement of hackers. Nintendo's attack was aimed at their US-based severs, whereas Sony's attack had worldwide repercussions, suggesting the latter was a far more concerted effort from a number of individuals. It'll be worth a great talk, though. Get one started, Dealspwners! [Joystiq]

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