Nintendo's membership web site hacked
Jiji Press -- Jul 06
Nintendo Co. said Friday that it has detected nearly 24,000 unauthorized logins to its Club Nintendo membership Web site.

Information on members' names, home and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers may have been exposed in the security breach, the company said.

But none of the data has been altered, and no wrongdoing such as unauthorized use of reward points has been confirmed, it said.

Nintendo on Tuesday night noticed more than 15 million login attempts to the Web site.

任天堂の会員制サイトに不正アクセスがあったことがわかった。同社が7月5日付で発表­したところによると、6月9日から7月4日にかけて、約1545万回の不正アクセスが­発生し、このうち約2万4000回のログインが確認されたという。原因は他社のインタ­ーネットサービスから情報が流出したものとみられ、現在のところ個人情報の改ざんなど­はないとしているが、「念のためパスワード変更を」と呼び掛けている。

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