Nintendo has confirmed 160,000 user accounts have been accessed exposing a limited amount of PII and possibly access to Nintendo store accounts.
The gaming company reported that starting in early April accounts were accessed through the Nintendo Network ID (NNID), which is primarily used for Switch gaming, Nintendo online store accounts and grants access to various Nintendo Network services. The company is unaware exactly how the intrusion was conducted, but believes “seems to have been made by impersonating login to "Nintendo Network ID”.
Name, nickname, date of birth, gender, country / region and email address were exposed, although those who use multi-factor authentication to access their account are safe. There is a scenario where the exposed credentials could be used by the attacker to gain access to the Nintendo store.
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