Data on thousands of gamers swiped. Nintendo threatened with blackmail. Rest easy, because the man accused of these crimes has been nabbed in southern Spain.
The BBC report that according to Spain’s Interior Ministry, an unnamed individual was supposedly able to gain data on 4000 individuals from online databases. He apparently threatened to contact Spain’s data protection agency, blaming Nintendo for negligence.
However, the man then began leaking the data online when Nintendo did not respond. The BBC report that he planned to release the full user database online.
It is still no clear whether the data came from Nintendo’s own databases or a third party’s.