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Club Nintendo Japan website hacked

Nintendo has confirmed a breach of security on the Japanese version of the Club Nintendo website. Kotaku reports that the platform holder says it noticed a unusually high number of errors were noticed on the site on July 2nd, at which point it launched an investigation. That discovered that 23,000 …

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Four British Lulzsec hackers get jail terms

A Crown Prosecution Service lawyer has branded four hackers as "cowardly and vindictive" following their successful prosecution. The BBC reports that Jake Davis, Mustafa al-Bassam, former soldier Ryan Ackroyd and the rather more well known Ryan Cleary were yesterday handed jails sentences. Cleary was sentenced to 32 months, Davis to …

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Hackers claim Wii U success

Pirated games can now be played on the Wii U, a group of modders have claimed. Eurogamer reports that Wiikey, the collective that first cracked the now widely pirated Wii, said in a statement on its site: "Yes, its real. We have now completely reversed the WiiU drive authentification, disk …

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Hackers target online games firms

A hacking group has been targeting game companies for years in order to steal source code, an antivirus report has found. Thereport, by Kaspersky Lab, has found that a China-based group known as Winnti has been stealing source code and legitimate digital certificates for software using a trojan. The antivirus …

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Hackers break into uPlay, download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for free

A group of Russian hackers have apparently discovered an exploit that allows them to download games from Ubisoft’s uPlay store for free. And furthermore, it has allegedly allowed them to get their hands on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – a game that has got plenty of press inches over …

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The War Z taken down after database hack

Things don’t get any better for The War Z. Having already been forced off Steam following controversy about missing content and inaccurate game descriptions, the poorly received zombie shooter has now suffered at the hands of hackers. Creators OP Productions have taken the game and its forum completely offline while …

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Anonymous hackers use Konami Code to embed hidden game in Government websites

The suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz has led to a spate of attacks on US Government websites. And in an interesting twist, their activity has focused around two mainstays of gaming history. Naked Security reports that Anonymous hacktivists first targeted the website of the US Sentencing Commission. Once completed …

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Hackers make first step toward cracking Wii U

Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t even been out for two weeks in the UK and hackers are already enjoying early success in cracking the console. A renowned hacking site reports that the Wii’s Homebrew Channel is already up and running on Wii U. It doesn’t run in the Wii U’s UI …

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UPDATED: SOE president lambasts Planetside 2 hackers

No-one likes a cheat, of course, but sometimes things should maybe be put in a little more perspective. At a time when games journalists and PRs are being targeted for even the slightest mishap or risk comment, the president of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley has embarked on a possibly …

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Wii U loophole granted forumite access to debug menu

A member of video games forum NeoGaf appears to have found an OS loophole that grants access to Wii U’s debug menu. The ‘hack’ is no longer available though after Nintendo seemed to quickly issue a fix. Forum user Trike claimed that he was able to access one of the …

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