Around 140,000 more NNID accounts may have been logged into maliciously, says Nintendo

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In April of this year, Nintendo responded to the increasingly high amount of suspicious login attempts to Nintendo Network ID accounts affecting users across the world, promising that they would investigate the cause of the malicious logins. An update to the report has been made, as of June 9th, following up on their initial statement on the matter. Previously, Nintendo claimed that around 160,000 accounts were affected, telling NNID users to turn on 2-factor authentication, while also allowing refunds for games bought illegally on compromised accounts. The updated report states that another 140,000 IDs and passwords were accessed, in addition to the original figure of 160,000, bringing the total to around 300,000, which is "less than 1%" of total NNID users.

Nintendo stresses that credit card information saved to profiles was not able to be seen by those hacking into the accounts, though if you did save payment data to your account, it may have been able to be used to purchase items on the Nintendo eShop. You will also no longer able to use your NNID to login to your Nintendo account, with all illegally accessed accounts to have their passwords reset automatically. According to Nintendo's investigation, these passwords were not obtained via any breaches to their own services, meaning the accounts were most likely accessed due to the emails and passwords being shared across other services that had been hacked in the past.

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My USA and Japanese accounts didn’t get effected however my pal account got effected ....... Nintendo told me my account was accessed somewhere so I should change the password and add the two steps security but I didn't hehe because there is nothing there.

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Does it mean that they hacked the email linked to that account?
 

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They may have to rescind some bans then. And welcome some switch modders back to the wonders of Nintendo online. Spot the sarcasm.
 

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Good thing I have literally never used my Switch online or have a Nintendo account with a debit or credit card on it.
 

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Is this only affecting Switch users?
I don't have a Switch, but I have purchased on the eshop on 3ds and Wii U via my NNID.
It's any and all NNID accounts, of which can be used as an alternative to log into a linked Switch account (or used to, today, that's been disabled). So your account could be at risk.
 

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I just added 2 steps security to every email I use.
 

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For fuck's sake, why is it that these companies can't make their security worth the money they're asking for!? It makes you wonder if you can trust these companies with your information!

Imagine someone who's at work and this shit happens to them and they can't go on break for another three hours.

And is it just me, or does it seem like these digital breaches have been occurring more often ever since the lockdown started?
 
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For fuck's sake, why is it that these companies can't make their security worth the money they're asking for!? It makes you wonder if you can trust these companies with your information!

Imagine someone who's at work and this shit happens to them and they can't go on break for another three hours.

And is it just me, or does it seem like these digital breaches have been occurring more often ever since the lockdown started?
to be fair if they are to be believed in how the breach happened with shared leaked passwords nintendo arent really to blame, hopefully this will just raise awareness of the importance of not sharing passwords across multiple sites
 
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According to Nintendo's investigation, these passwords were not obtained via any breaches to their own services, meaning the accounts were most likely accessed due to the emails and passwords being shared across other services that had been hacked in the past.

Just so people can see that in case they missed it.
 

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People did access my account, from several countries (probably just a proxy though).

The thing is, the password I had for Nintendo, was only shared with one other service, PSN. Nothing else.
 
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