Nintendo has confirmed today that some 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been maliciously accessed, exposing nicknames, dates of birth, country and email addresses to hackers. Some accounts may have also experienced unauthorized purchases.
In a statement released on their Japanese website today, the company confirmed the news and said that they were disabling the ability to log into your Nintendo Account using your Nintendo Network ID (NNID), which is the account type that was breached.
“As one action in our ongoing investigation, we are discontinuing the ability to use a Nintendo Network ID to sign in to a Nintendo Account. All other options to sign-in to a Nintendo Account remain available,” Nintendo UK’s website says.
Nintendo is recommending all users turn on two-factor authentication for their Nintendo Accounts to help mitigate future attacks. The company assures players that “there is currently no evidence pointing towards a breach of Nintendo’s databases, servers or services.”
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