Back in April, it was discovered that Nintendo users who logged into their accounts by using the Nintendo Network ID had experienced a breach. Suddenly, some found their accounts transferred, PayPal accounts drained, and more. The initial way to fight and/or prevent having your account compromised was to enable two-factor authorization, followed by Nintendo disabling the option to use the Nintendo Network ID as a way to log in.
Now, Nintendo has updated its page outlining this event on its Japanese site. Thanks to Daan Koopman, we have a bullet point and translated highlight of what was added:
Update on Nintendo Network ID breach
– roughly 140,000 cases
– passwords of NNIDs and Nintendo Accounts reset
– Less than 1% of the NNIDs have been illegally accessed to make purchases
– Refunded most costumers already, done on per country basis https://t.co/IxAw6Nsa94
— Daan Koopman (@NintenDaan) June 9, 2020
Daan also goes on to add that these are 140,000 new accounts that have been affected. This, combined with the initial reports of 160,000 breached accounts, and we’re currently looking at a new total of 300,000 affected users.
Thankfully, Nintendo is almost finished refunding all customers who were affected. If you’re included in the 300,000 hacked accounts and have yet to receive a refund, it’s best to follow up with Nintendo’s support channels in your country.
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