As a safety precaution Nintendo Europe has closed its Club Nintendo

Nintendo Europe has posted a notice on its website that due to the possibility of a phishing attack on the users of the Nintendo Europe website, they have closed certain parts of the site to avoid anything nasty possibly happening. That part of the website is the Club Nintendo part and at the moment, it says the site is down for maintenance.

Nintendo though says that no bank, credit card or address details are stored on the website so you dont have worry about any of your personal data going missing. Heres the full statement from Nintendo;

We have learnt of a possible phishing threat to users of the European Nintendo website which we are currently investigating. The protection of our customers is our utmost priority and so we have taken the precaution of immediately shutting down some parts of this website until further notice. We would like to reassure you that we do not hold our customer’s bank, credit card or address details on the European Nintendo website and so this data is not at risk.

Phishing is when someone attempts to find out your personal information, such as usernames and passwords, by pretending to be a trustworthy person or company in an electronic communication such as an email or via a website.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Please do get in touch with your local Nintendo Customer Services if you have any further concerns.

How does this affect Australia? Well the Australian Club Nintendo is built off the European backend, our store is their store just with a different URL on the front. Were sure itll be back soon enough.