US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Nintendo has confirmed the leak of 160 thousand accounts. The hackers had at their disposal nicknames, dates of birth, country of residence and email address.
How exactly the hacking occurred is not specified. The company limited itself to saying that this information was “obtained illegally by other means not related to our service.”
For compromised accounts, authorization was disabled through the Nintendo Network ID (NNID) service, and their passwords were reset. Nintendo also called on all users to immediately enable two-factor authentication.
Hacking attempts were recorded in early April, writes The Verge. From some accounts, attackers bought digital goods – in particular, the in-game currency VBucks in Fortnite. Nintendo representatives ask affected users to contact the company so that they can review the purchase history and cancel unauthorized payments.
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