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Nintendo thinks April’s Nintendo Network ID account breach may have affected more than initially expected.
Nintendo has released a new statement on the breach that occurred in April of this year. They believe that around 300,000 people may have been affected instead of their initial reports of 160,000. In an update posted on the Japanese Nintendo site, the company stated that they believe the NNIDs (Nintendo Network ID) were taken through means of spoofing.
They are “abolishing” the ability to log into a Nintendo account via their Nintendo Network ID and are performing password resets to those accounts that they believe may have been stolen. There are no updates yet on when and how the breach may have occurred.
Nintendo has also begun the process of refunding those accounts that have reported unauthorized payments. They stated that while they are still working to refund each country, that they have already finished doing so for a large portion of the affected NNIDs.
The company does believe that the information was not taken from its own servers but the information accessed could include: nicknames, date of birth, linked email addresses, and country/region. They also stated that if you used the same password for your Nintendo account and NNID, your stored credit card information or PayPal account could have also been compromised and they urge you to contact them and cancel any suspicious purchases that you have not made.
They are also reminding customers to take advantage of the two-step verification for your Nintendo account to ensure safety and security.
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