Spanish hacker threatens Nintendo with stolen info

Nintendo’s Spanish division, Nintendo Ibérica, was approached by a hacker who says he had managed to acquire a database of personal information on about 4,000 of Nintendo’s customers. This guy was looking to blackmail Nintendo with this database, threatening to post the personal info on an Internet forum and lodge a complaint with Spain’s Data Protection Agency if his demands were not met. 

His demands were not met.

Hacker guy decided to start posting some of the information on the Web after Nintendo declined, and soon afterward, Spanish authorities swooped in and arrested him. His demands were never announced, but we do know that he was arrested in the province of Malaga, says PC World.

I’m guessing the dude demanded a 3DS on launch day. Nintendo probably ignored him because they knew his demands were impossible to meet.

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