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Hackers have managed to access the Club Nintendo website more than 23,000 times over the last month, Nintendo has confirmed.

The company informed CVG that “this only affects the Japanese Club Nintendo and is not an international issue,” so there’s no need to panic–unless you live in Japan. Nintendo revealed that full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and mail addresses had all been compromised during the attacks.

The hacking began on June 9, according to Nintendo, before it was finally discovered on July 2. An investigation discovered that 23,000 unauthorized log-ins had been detected from 15 million attempts.

Nintendo has emailed password resets to all Club Nintendo members in the region.

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Club Nintendo Hacked, User Information Compromised

By Matthew Bennett | 07/5/2013 05:48 AM PT

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Hackers have managed to access the Club Nintendo website more than 23,000 times over the last month, Nintendo has confirmed.

The company informed CVG that “this only affects the Japanese Club Nintendo and is not an international issue,” so there’s no need to panic–unless you live in Japan. Nintendo revealed that full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and mail addresses had all been compromised during the attacks.

The hacking began on June 9, according to Nintendo, before it was finally discovered on July 2. An investigation discovered that 23,000 unauthorized log-ins had been detected from 15 million attempts.

Nintendo has emailed password resets to all Club Nintendo members in the region.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89