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Drama Game Dev Platform Nintendo Confirms Around 160,000 Accounts Breached

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Nintendo has confirmed the possibility that as many 160,000 Nintendo Accounts were breached in a hack earlier this month.

According to Kyoto-based game maker, the Nintendo Account breach was connected to users with Nintendo Network ID logins. Starting today, the company has disabled the NNID login function and reset the passwords of the affected accounts. Nintendo is asking users to turn on two-factor authentication.

The Nintendo Network IDs were originally connected to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.

As our colleagues at Kotaku Australia noted earlier this week, there have been reports of security breaches, with users claiming that unknown third parties had accessed their accounts. “We are aware of reports of unauthorized access to some Nintendo Accounts and we are investigating the situation,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku Australia at the time. “In the meantime, we recommend that users enable two-step verification for their Nintendo Account.”
 

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Jayjayhd34

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That was worrying just checked and not been compromised gonna turn on 2fa.

So for those effected have password been compromised?
 
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LOL.

Hey, didn't Sophia N state there were sketchy compromised accounts 2 weeks ago?

As Klee would say on Reee..... Bingo.
 
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Maybe just cancel online gaming since it's pretty shit at nintendo. Srsly whoever is in charge of online connectivity at nintendo. Sack him/her. The dreamcast was better then this 🤣
 
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Nintendo has confirmed the possibility that as many 160,000 Nintendo Accounts were breached in a hack earlier this month.

According to Kyoto-based game maker, the Nintendo Account breach was connected to users with Nintendo Network ID logins. Starting today, the company has disabled the NNID login function and reset the passwords of the affected accounts. Nintendo is asking users to turn on two-factor authentication.

The Nintendo Network IDs were originally connected to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.

As our colleagues at Kotaku Australia noted earlier this week, there have been reports of security breaches, with users claiming that unknown third parties had accessed their accounts. “We are aware of reports of unauthorized access to some Nintendo Accounts and we are investigating the situation,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku Australia at the time. “In the meantime, we recommend that users enable two-step verification for their Nintendo Account.”

Oh boooy
 

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1) use two factor for EVERYTHING you own
2) never use the same password across multiple sites (for help with this use a password manager)
 

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I had my card info stolen from the Sony breach. They tried to buy $3K in foreign airline tickets before my bank shut it down and refunded me.

This stuff is no joke. If you were compromised, call your bank and get a new card issued ASAP.
 

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I had my card info stolen from the Sony breach. They tried to buy $3K in foreign airline tickets before my bank shut it down and refunded me.

This stuff is no joke. If you were compromised, call your bank and get a new card issued ASAP.
My credit card info was also stolen back in the day due to the Sony breach.
They ordered Sports Supplements on Amazon on my credit card 🙃
 
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