Konami follows Nintendo as victim of illicit login attacks in Japan

Game maker Konami said one of its online portals has been hit by a mass of illicit login attempts, with attackers gaining access to over 35,000 accounts, just days after Nintendo revealed a similar attack on one of its sites.

Konami said that on Monday it noticed a large surge in access errors to its “Konami ID” website, which customers use to create and manage login accounts for other online services run by the company. The game maker said an investigation revealed that from July 13 to June 7, nearly 4 million login attempts were made to the site, with 35,252 successful.

Konami said the login information was probably leaked from a service run by a different company. It said it has frozen the compromised accounts and asked its users to change their passwords.

SOURCE: csoonline.com

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