Nintendo reveals login changes for Switch after 160,000 account hacked

Nintendo reveals login changes for Switch after 160,000 account hacked

Nintendo has today revealed that 160,000 accounts were targeted by hackers, with cybercriminals able to access logins and make online purchases.

The House of Mario confirmed that in response to the hack they were making changes to online how logins work.

To start with from today you will no longer be able to login to a Network Account using a Nintendo Network ID.

The Nintendo Switch makers have also recommended setting up Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for added security on your account.

In a post on their Japanese website Nintendo revealed more details about the hack and how they were responding to it.

The Nintendo Switch makers said around 160,000 accounts may have received unauthorised logins and sensitive details like emails may have been viewed.

Thankfully, Ninty said information on credit card numbers were not seen by hackers.

However, they added that some accounts may have seen fraudulent purchases made – and to check purchase history for anything you have not authorised.

In a statement Nintendo added: “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and concern to our customers and related parties.

“In the future, we will make further efforts to strengthen security and ensure safety so that similar events do not occur.”

More to follow…

Published at Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:29:00 +0000