Nintendo confirms unauthorized access of 160,000 accounts

Nintendo confirms unauthorized access of 160,000 accounts

Back on April 20, reports started to appear of gamers discovering their Nintendo accounts had been accessed by an unauthorized person. Even worse, was the fact linked PayPal accounts had been used to purchase Fortnite VBuck currency. At the time Nintendo didn’t publicly acknowledged a security problem, but now it has.

As The Verge reports, Nintendo posted a notice to customers on its Japanese website informing them that illegal logins had occurred. In total, some 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been accessed without user consent. As well as PayPal accounts being used to purchase digital goods, the hacker(s) gained access to a user’s name, nickname, date of birth, gender, country, region, and email address. Thankfully, no credit card information was accessed. Read more…

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