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Man admits hacking Nintendo, leaking details of Switch games console

Despite a previous brush with the law, Ryan Hernandez went on to hack and hack again.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

The free Nintendo Switch emulator you stumbled upon? Sorry, it’s a fake!

If you want to play a game available for Nintendo Switch, you should just buy a Nintendo Switch. You shouldn’t go online looking for free workarounds or substitutes.

David Bisson reports.

Proof-of-concept confirms Nintendo Switch videogame console vulnerable to WebKit exploit

A researcher has published a proof-of-concept (POC) confirming that the Nintendo Switch system is vulnerable to an exploit that could allow the playing of pirated games and homebrew projects.

David Bisson reports.

welivesecurity.com

Pokémon GO goes down. Hackers claim responsibility

Both the OurMine and PoodleCorp hacking gangs appear to be taking credit for Pokémon GO being offline over the weekend.

But might there be a more down-to-earth explanation?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Couldn’t care less about Pokémon Go? Get this Chrome extension

Chrome users may be interested in a new browser extension called PokeGone: Remove Pokemon from the Internet! Sick and tired of hearing about Pokemon? PokeGone will take care of that! This extension will stop your eyes from seeing grown adults raving on about Pokemon – simple as. Remove all traces of Pokemon from the internet

Privacy scare over Pokémon Go app for iOS

Concerns have been raised about whether Pokémon Go is considering privacy and security properly when it interacts with your Google account.

Android users warned of malicious Pokémon Go app

Security researchers at Proofpoint have discovered a malicious Pokémon Go app that installs a backdoor on Android devices: Proofpoint researchers discovered an infected Android version of the newly released mobile game Pokemon GO. This specific APK was modified to include the malicious remote access tool (RAT) called DroidJack (also known as SandroRAT), which would virtually

Game Boy Advance emulator for iPhone sneaks out. So much for App Store security

If app developers are able to sneak an emulator into their iPhone apps, they could also (potentially) smuggle in malicious code designed to exploit your shiny Apple gadget.

Hackers launch month-long attack on Nintendo, break into 24,000 game players’ accounts

Nintendo, the veteran games console maker, has admitted that hackers bombarded its Club Nintendo website with 15.46 million bogus login attempts between 9 June and 2 July 2013.

Nintendo fixes Wii U network after claims of accidental hack

Just hours after the US launch of Nintendo’s latest game console, the Wii U, a video game fan claims that he accidentally “hacked” into the console’s online component – the Miiverse.

Mario Kart on Facebook? Fast-spreading scam hits many users’ accounts

Facebook users are tricked into believing that they can play Mario Kart on the social network.

In reality, they’re helping to put money into the pockets of scammers.

Nintendo latest to fall victim to hacker attacks

Nintendo is the latest well-known name to fall victim to a series of cyber-attacks that have been dominating the IT headlines in recent weeks.

But it seems the hackers have a lot more love for Nintendo than Sony.

Super Mario data-slurping scare hits the Google Chrome web store

Fancy a game of Super Mario for free? Well, be careful – because although you may not have to pay any money for it, you might just be giving away a lot of your private data.

Alleged Nintendo blackmailer arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested a man who is alleged to have attempted to blackmail video game giant Nintendo after accessing the personal information of 4,000 gamers.