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Friday, May 07, 2021

Nintendo: 300,000 customer accounts were hacked


In April, hackers managed to get customer data from 160,000 accounts. Now Nintendo has announced that there are almost twice as many and advises on security measures.

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According to Nintendo are good 300,000 customer accounts have been hacked. In April, the company was still assuming 160,000 accounts, that number was in one yesterday Statement corrected upwards by 140,000.

According to Nintendo, this massive third party access came from accounts whose Usernames and passwords were used more often by those affected.

The hack were next to Usernames, email addresses, dates of birth also the data of payment methods misused for criminal purposes. However, Nintendo states that just one percent of the affected accounts were used for illegal purchases. The reimbursement is already in full swing.

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Nintendo therefore recommends change the password regularly and the Two-factor authentication to use. You can find information on this at Customer service. This advice should be followed for all online accounts.

Interestingly, most reports of unauthorized purchases come from Fortnite players.

Daniel Hartmann
Daniel Hartmann, GIGA expert for FPS, e-sports, streaming culture and mass effect.

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