Nintendo goes to extreme measures to spy on hackers: Here’s the proof
This is not the first instant when the company has gone to extreme measures while dealing with hackers. Another coder, Hector Martin earlier this month, shared his experience with Nintendo on Twitter.
Nintendo is a company known for making world-class games. Little does anyone know that the company also aces in spying on hackers.
An internal leak has revealed the extreme measures that the company takes while investigating hackers. In a thread on Twitter, Nintendo tipster Eclipse has shared Nintendo's internal documents that reveal the approach the game-maker took while investigating the hacker Neimod who cracked 3DS back in 2013.
The documents not only include a potential list of questions that the company would ask the hacker but it also includes a step-by-step description of how the hacker should be approached. “Approach Neimod in a friendly, non-threatening, professional and courteous manner. Make introductions. Provide a business card (Nintendo or Local Investigator with local phone number),” the company said in one of the leaked documents.
NEW LEAKED STUFF #3— Eclipse ⚔️ 𝙁𝘼𝙇𝙄𝙉𝙆𝙎 𝘼𝙎𝙎𝙀𝙈𝘽𝙇𝙀! (@eclipse_tt) December 22, 2020
✨ Proof that Nintendo is fucking FBI when it comes to hackers.
More: @eclipse_tt pic.twitter.com/DJQxVoFE0m
The same document also shows that the key points that the local investigator is supposed to talk about while interacting with the hacker. The list includes things like acknowledging Neimod's engineering aptitude, sharing Nintendo's concerns and coming up with a mutually agreeable conclusion. “Draft complaint may or may not be shown to Neimod at this point (to demonstrate severity and seriousness of the matter) depending on his demeanor, reaction and perceived reaction in engaging in discussion,” the document said.
NEW LEAKED STUFF #5— Eclipse ⚔️ 𝙁𝘼𝙇𝙄𝙉𝙆𝙎 𝘼𝙎𝙎𝙀𝙈𝘽𝙇𝙀! (@eclipse_tt) December 22, 2020
Holy the actual shit 😱
They plan your "death" and your next life probably.
More: @eclipse_tt pic.twitter.com/4YcjRkok2P
Furthermore, the leaked documents also contain a flowchart that determines how the discussions with the hacker are to proceed. This flowchart takes into account both the possibilities wherein the hacker cooperates with Nintendo, and when the hacker doesn't along with a course of action in case of both.
By the way, remember those trust, communication, and cultural issues that Nintendo clearly had, internally and with their interaction with hackers?— Hector Martin (@marcan42) December 23, 2020
Yeah, those happen *all the time* within hacker teams.
It's all cut from the same sausage.
Notably, this is not the first instant when the company has gone to extreme measures while dealing with hackers. Another coder, Hector Martin earlier this month, shared his experience with Nintendo on Twitter. “By the way, remember those trust, communication, and cultural issues that Nintendo clearly had, internally and with their interaction with hackers? Yeah, those happen *all the time* within hacker teams,” he wrote in a Twitter thread.
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