Wii gamer hacker arrested in Spain

A man was arrested in Spain for allegedly stealing details from thousands of Wii owners.

The unnamed individual managed to access data on 4,000 gamers and apparently threatened to blackmail Nintendo by way of contacting the Spanish data protection agency, according to the BBC.

Police said he began leaking some of the user information online after the Wii manufacturer did not respond to his accusations of negligence. It is unclear whether or not the stolen details were accessed from Nintendo’s computer system or that of a third party.

Nintendo stated it was unable to comment on the case because it is the subject of an active investigation by the Spanish authorities.

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