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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:


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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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)