A group of hackers known as the Video Game Hackers Alliance has published a list of over 300 video game hacking apps that have been illegally downloaded from the App Store and other online stores, according to an internal memo sent to Nintendo’s internal security department.
The list, posted on the company’s internal forums on Monday, includes a wide range of popular hacks for the popular video game series, including Pokémon Go, a popular Pokémon franchise that is widely used in the Pokémon world.
Nintendo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“These hacks have been downloaded and distributed on numerous occasions by various actors across the globe,” the memo stated.
“This is one of the biggest video game security breaches in history and it has impacted our users, customers and employees worldwide.
Nintendo is one to be lauded for its ongoing efforts to protect its users. “
We are actively working with law enforcement agencies, government officials, and other trusted third parties to address this breach and we are committed to helping anyone impacted by this issue.”
Nintendo is one to be lauded for its ongoing efforts to protect its users.
The company is among the first in the industry to publicly acknowledge a cyber-attack against its Pokémon Go platform, which is set to release in the U.S. in the coming weeks.
But the game has been downloaded by a large number of people outside the United States.
In addition to the stolen software, Nintendo also has apps stolen from Apple, Google, Amazon, and others, the memo said.