Nintendo confirmed that more than 160,000 users were victims of attempted attacks. This is due to vulnerabilities in the Nintendo Network ID (NNID) system, which can be used to log into major Nintendo accounts. That is why if you have a Nintendo Switch you should check your account and, above all, activate the two-factor authentication system. But we'll be right there.
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According to this gaming giant, IDs and passwords were “obtained illegally by means other than our service”. In response, he disabled the ability to log into Nintendo Accounts using an NNID and reset the passwords for the affected accounts.
NNIDs were used on older Nintendo devices, such as Wii U and 3DS, before the introduction of the latest account system that is used on Switch and other newer platforms. Until today, it was possible to enter a Nintendo account through an NNID. This capability has now been disabled.
Malicious users may have viewed details of compromised accounts, including nicknames, date of birth, country and email addresses. Many of the breached accounts were used to purchase digital items, such as Fortnite VBucks, through linked payment methods, although Nintendo has promised to refund any fraudulent purchases.
Nintendo is sending e-mails to users, warning them that credit cards and PayPal may have been used on My Nintendo Store or Nintendo eShop. The company emphasized that no one had access to the card data itself. They just managed to shop with him.
However, Nintendo recommends that users enable two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security. Something we should all do whenever possible. Meanwhile you can see on here Nintendo's instructions on how to set up this system with Google Authenticator.
In short, if you have a Nintendo Switch and already had another older console with Wii U, then it might be a good idea to see the transactions in your account to verify that nothing unusual has happened.
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