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  • Nintendo confirms hacking attempts on Nintendo Accounts

    Following reports of security breaches and Nintendo's own investigation, the gaming giant just confirmed that some 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been targeted by hackers.

    These accounts were tied to Nintendo Network ID (NNID) logins, used on the 3DS and Wii-U consoles.

    As a result, Nintendo is discontinuing the ability to use NNID to sign in to a Nintendo Account, resetting the passwords for those affected and is recommending two-step verification to prevent future breaches.

    The hackers had access to private data such as nicknames, email addresses and dates of birth, and could also make digital purchases with linked PayPal accounts. However, Nintendo confirmed that despite purchases being made, credit card data was not accessed.


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    How much longer before Nintendo Switch Online accounts are hacked? Nintendo is a common target for hackers, partially because of its draconian stance toward user-generated content and game mods. Games like Super Mario Maker 2 may be too little, too late.
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