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Nintendo Confirms Another 140,000 Accounts Were Possibly Breached In April

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Earlier this year, Nintendo confirmed the possibility that as many 160,000 Nintendo Accounts were breached in a hack. Today, Nintendo announced another 140,000 or so more accounts may have been accessed.

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That means a total of around 300,000 accounts may have been breached. Nintendo pointed out in an update today that that’s less than one percent of all Nintendo Network ID users.

Earlier this spring, the company has disabled the NNID login function and reset the passwords of the affected accounts. Nintendo is asking users to turn on two-factor authentication. Nintendo contacted those whose accounts were accessed and reimbursed unauthorized purchases. The company will continue to take those actions for additional affected accounts, but it added that the majority of NNID users have already been reimbursed.

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The Nintendo Network IDs were originally connected to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Ugh. Pretty sure my account was included in this. Someone used my Nintendo account to buy a few hundred bucks worth of fortnite points in the middle of the night Saturday. I assume the points can be resold. Hopefully Nintendo will reverse the charges.