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An apparently major security fault on a Nintendo UK site has resulted in the names, addresses and email addresses of individuals freely available to surfers on the Web. The site, Nintendo UK, offers an online shopping service but postings on the news.admin.net-abuse newsgroup have revealed that details of would-be shoppers are freely viewable on the Web. This morning, we were able to access a very long list of individuals who apparently had no idea their personal details were freely available. An official Nintendo UK representative said that the site did not have official santion from her company. "They certainly have not contacted us for approval," she said. Nintendo was creating its own UK site and would take action against infringement of its brand name, she added. ®

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