Nintendo beefs up UK site security

Recommends users change passwords.

Nintendo UK has shored up its online security in the wake of a "possible phishing threat".

After a comprehensive scan of its website, Nintendo has introduced "additional security measures" in a post declaring the whole site fully operational.

Nevertheless, Nintendo recommends users change their Club Nintendo passwords. Spot suspicious account activity? You'll need to contact your local Nintendo customer services centre.

Sections of the site - including the Club Nintendo user reward scheme - have been unavailable for the past week. They were "immediately shut down" as a preventative measure.

It's unclear what - if any - user details were threatened. Nintendo previously reassured gamers it "does not hold any bank, credit card or address details", so "this data is not at risk".

The resumption of service comes just in time for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D's launch. Register your copy quickly and Nintendo will send you a free soundtrack CD (while stocks last).

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