Nintendo Hack Puts 160,000 Users At Risk

Nintendo Hack Puts 160,000 Users At Risk

If seems like its been a while since a major data compromise hit the headlines, but this week is closing out with a serious downer. Nintendo recently confirmed a hacker may have compromised the usernames and passwords of 160,000 accounts. Nicknames, date of birth, country of residence, and email addresses could have been accessed during the breach which started in early-April. The affected accounts will be locked and users must reset them at next login. All those who were compromised will be notified via email by Nintendo. The company believes only accounts that did not have two-factor authentication enabled were hacked. If you use strong authentication on your Nintendo account, it’s likely your data is safe. Still, this is a bummer of a way to close out the week.

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