Sunday, June 5, 2011

6/5: Nintendo HACKED! Wario under suspicion

The bad news: Nintendo got some of the PlayStation Network treatment. Some of its US-based servers were hacked, and credit is claimed by the same cybervigilantes -- Lulz Security -- that boast about doing the same to Sony.

The good news: nothing bad happened. Your credit card info is safe. Your personal data is safe. The color of your Mii's shirt? THEY DON'T KNOW. PRAISE ALL THAT IS MERCIFUL YOUR MII SHIRT COLOR REMAINS YOUR OWN DARN BUSINESS. Phew.

The Lulzers left a note -- "We like the N64 too much--we sincerely hope Nintendo plugs the gap." (Aww, even hackers like Mario.)

Yes, they broke into Nintendo's system in a Sneakers-like altruistic bid to show Nintendo how black-hatters might break into their system. What a misunderstanding: all this time they were Batman. Or maybe this guy.

But just in case the attack was worse than Nintendo is letting on, let me upfront about something I hand't been before with you. It's not something I'm proud of, but we're living in a world bereft of privacy, where all of our most intimate decisions are waved on windsocks by anyone who cares.

Okay, deep breath, here goes: green. Got a green shirt on my Mii.

Wow, it's like I just put down a heavy load. The relief.