Entertainment Up to 160,000 Nintendo Accounts Compromised in Recent Hack
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After over 160,000 player accounts were hacked in early April, Nintendo has stopped allowing users to sign into its network services using a Nintendo Network ID.
Compromised account information included dates of birth, player's home country and region, gender and email addresses.in a statement that the breach didn't extend to other areas of its global gaming network.
"While we continue to investigate, we would like to reassure users that there is currently no evidence pointing towards a breach of Nintendo's databases, servers or services," Nintendo said. "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."
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"We apologise for the inconvenience and concerns caused to our customers, and we will continue working hard to safeguard the security of our users' data," Nintendo U.K. said.
Nintendo also encouraged users to set different passwords for each of its accounts, particularly the Nintendo Shop store, where some users found their credit cards made unauthorized purchases.
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"We continue to strongly encourage users to enable two-step verification for their Nintendo Account," the company said
The Nintendo Network ID was developed when the company's Wii systems launched. It is the company's precursor to the Nintendo Account login system, which debuted in 2017 shortly before the Switch console. "All other options to sign-in to a Nintendo Account remain available," Nintendo clarified.
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