June 2011 – Nintendo, Bethesda Softworks, Minecraft, EVE Online, League of Legends

A cadre of video game companies including Bethesda Softworks, Minecraft and Nintendo was targeted in June when the hacktivist group Lulzsec raided servers belonging to the firms. Bethesda had information on about 200,000 users of its Brink video game pilfered – but not released.

A cadre of video game companies including Bethesda Softworks, Minecraft and Nintendo was targeted in June when the hacktivist group Lulzsec raided servers belonging to the firms. Bethesda had information on about 200,000 users of its Brink video game pilfered – but not released. Servers at Minecraft, League of Legends and EVE Online were also hit by distributed denial of service attacks that Lulzsec later took credit for. Even Japanese gaming giant Nintendo was hit by the hacktivists, though they were only able to swipe a configuration file before the company fixed the vulnerability that allowed them entry.

(Minecraft image via matthewjuran‘s Flickr photostream, League of Legends image via MrWynd‘s Flickr photostream, EVE Online image via Psycho Al‘s Flickr photostream)

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