Nintendo: What has changed since a lot of information leaked

Game News Nintendo: What has changed since a lot of information leaked

Surely you remember Nintendo’s “Gigaleak” from a few years ago. The company just explains what has changed since …

the “Gigaleak” on Nintendo is a series of information and data leaks from Nintendo, to 4chan, which lasted from 2018 to 2020. Nintendo doesn’t not yet officially announced about it, to this week.

Nintendo has greatly strengthened its security since Gigaleak

When Nintendo’s annual shareholder meeting, a question was asked about Gigaleak. In fact, during the leaks, many observers and experts shared the idea that the leak from iQue, a Chinese company owned by Nintendowho has long served the company in release versions of its portable consoles in the Chinese market.

Since 2018, Nintendo has stopped distributing portable consoles under the iQue brand. In fact, it is with Tencent that Nintendo has partnered with to release Switch in China, starting in 2019. iQue still exists, however, to provide support to players regarding games already released by the brand, and to localize Nintendo games in simplified Chinese. Since 2019, the The company is now mostly a development studio support for Nintendo.

But when the Gigaleak leak happened, because of some of the leaked information related to iQue, many thought the leak was from there. Aside from iQue, a lot journalists who specialize in the field indicated at the time that, by the nature of the documents disclosed, it was the leak is likely from Chinawhere Nintendo has multiple contractors. So Shuntaro Furukawa has to answer in a question during this meeting, asked him if here we could find the source of the leaks. His answer was only half a word:

The Chinese gaming market is huge, but specialty video game consoles don’t have to be popular. Through our partnership with Tencent, we want to keep democracy with them. We work with experts when it comes to information leaks. We also introduce our management of information security.

If Furukawa seems to show that their The partnership with Tencent is now the assurance of its data protection, the statement is less detailed about the original origin of the leaks. Nintendo released an official press release, from. In fact, a lot of media and especially the VGC site commented on the remarks made at the meeting. So Nintendo wants it clarify this information :

We have taken a variety of initiatives to address information security threats and vulnerabilities. For the services we provide, initiatives include collaborating with external specialists and performing diagnostics to confirm security issues.

In addition, as part of our internal information security system, we introduced the Information Security Management System in 2017 and established our Information Security Committee. Information management policies are already in place, and we have adopted physical and technical constraints. In addition, we strive to educate our employees about information security through training and other means.

So that seems obvious these leaks of information raise awareness various vulnerabilities in Nintendo. Thanks for their tools and employees, in addition to outside experts, Nintendo says it can now ensure the security of its data. In Furukawa’s first statement, that also seemed obvious Tencent joined in this protectionat least in the Chinese market.

Leaks revealing the secrets of making Nintendo

Gigaleaks has done that dropping various data on Nintendo retro consoles and games. There are data on Nintendo 64, GameCube, Nintendo DS and Wii projects. So fans are seeing inside Nintendo’s works when it comes to console design and development. Also, Imitation has experienced an improvement for these consoles, thanks to the information collected. Also, we remember a group of fans who used the documents of restore the soundtrack to Super Mario Worldin a modder fixing a prototype of Super Mario Kart on Super Nintendo, with a circuit editor … Among other things, we know that Luigi would have been in Super Mario 64 and we discovered the demo of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina in Time Space World. There are many unfinished projects, these more or less playable prototypes, etc., that we have discovered or rediscovered thanks to (or because of, depending on the point of view) leaks.

Source: VGC

Nintendo has therefore stated that its security has not been as secure since these leaks, and steps have been taken as a result.

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