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.