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160,000 Nintendo Accounts Were Compromised by a Recent Data Breach

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Nintendo has issued a statement confirming that up to 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been affected by a recent data breach.

Hackers may have had access to a users nickname, date of birth, gender, country/region, and email address information.

There’s no indication that credit card information was visible to hackers, though some accounts may have seen illegitimate purchases through linked payment information.

Nintendo has discontinued the ability to link outdated Nintendo Network IDs to Nintendo accounts, which appears to have been the main source of entry for the attacks.

Curated from Ars Technica

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