Nintendo Europe the latest victim in hacking onslaught

Yet more hacking woes for the gaming industry, as Nintendo of Europe reports that their official website has been the victim of another attack.

Signing in on the site will alert users to this message: “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.”

Hackers sure are doing a good job of making enemies of gamers at the moment. Nintendo explained the attack as phishing, where a hacker pretends to be a trust-worthy individual or company. They ended by saying: “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.”

We’re past the jokes now, and the pleas to stop. Looks like we’ll just have to wait this crisis out.