LulzSec claims it hit Nintendo in warm-up to FBI-related hacking
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The hacker group LulzSec said Sunday that it hacked Nintendo’s U.S. website as a warm-up to its claimed attack on servers used by an FBI-affiliated site.
Nintendo has confirmed that servers hosting its American website were indeed hacked, in reports from both the Associated Press and Wall Street Journal, but the company also noted that no company or customer information was stolen in the attacks.
Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation were unavailable to comment on Monday morning about the attacks.
As previously reported on the Technology blog, LulzSec published on Friday data that it said were stolen from servers hosting the website of the Atlanta chapter of InfraGard, a security group operated by the FBI and the private companies to prevent terrorist and criminal activities against the U.S.
LulzSec said it took complete control of the InfraGard Atlanta website and defaced it, just as it had done to PBS’ about a week ago.
On InfraGard’s Atlanta site, LulzSec posted a video with words above it reading ‘Let it flow you stupid FBI battleships’ before the group took their site down, which was still the case on Monday morning.
On Monday morning, members of LulzSec bragged on its Twitter account that no action had been taken against them as of yet.
‘Nobody arrested, no significant logs leaked, website up, twitter up, Pirate Bay account up, IRC up, Lulz Boat sailing... victory for us. :D,’ the group said in a tweet.
[Updated 1 p.m.: The FBI declined to comment on LulzSec, it’s claimed attacks or any of its ongoing investigations.]
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles