Over the past few weeks, Nin­ten­do has been receiv­ing numer­ous reports of Nin­ten­do accounts being breached. Nin­ten­do has con­firmed that over 160,000 Nin­ten­do Net­work ID’s have been com­pro­mised, push­ing the com­pa­ny to tem­porar­i­ly dis­able log­ging into an account using this method.

A num­ber of Switch users noticed unau­tho­rized login attempts for sev­er­al weeks, prompt­ing Nin­ten­do to rec­om­mend acti­vat­ing their two-fac­tor authen­ti­ca­tion to help secure their accounts. Nin­ten­do reas­sured users that there is “no evi­dence point­ing toward a breach of Nin­ten­do’s data­bas­es, servers or services.”

They are cur­rent­ly still inves­ti­gat­ing the source of the hacked accounts and will begin con­tact­ing poten­tial­ly com­pro­mised users to help them reset their passwords. 

Nin­ten­do also does­n’t believe pay­ment infor­ma­tion was includ­ed in the breach, but some users have report­ed unau­tho­rized pay­ments made on their accounts with attached pay­ment meth­ods, like Pay­Pal. This is main rea­son Nin­ten­do has sus­pend­ed Net­work ID logins across its services. 

The com­pa­ny is rec­om­mend­ing reset­ting your pass­word and acti­vat­ing two-fac­tor authen­ti­ca­tion in the mean­time. Those who sus­pect their accounts have been tam­pered with can use account recov­ery in the Sup­port sec­tion of Nin­ten­do’s website.

Source: Nin­ten­do