Over the past week there have been scattered reports of security breaches with Nintendo’s accounts, and now the company has officially confirmed that the incidents indeed took place.
Via Nintendo of Japan’s new support page, it’s confirmed that around 160,000 accounts were affected by the breach, which is said to have been caused by hackers impersonating Nintendo Network ID’s. As a result, Nintendo has removed the ability to log into your Nintendo Account via the Wii U/3DS era account system.
Please read important information regarding the discontinuation of Nintendo Account sign-ins using a Nintendo Network ID: https://t.co/u3KRfj5TxK
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 24, 2020
Those affected will be emailed about their password being reset. Reportedly no credit card information has been stolen, but the hackers will have been able to see your real name, date of birth, country, and email address.
Nintendo strongly advises you set up two-factor authorization going forward.