The Japanese gaming giant Nintendo announced earlier this year that over 160,000 of NNID accounts were hacked and then, later on, added that about 140,000 more were hacked, as well, amounting to about 300,000.
Because of this hack, Nintendo believes that the hackers may have gained personal info such as email addresses, full names, and birthdays.
We posted a report on unauthorized login on April 24th, but as a result of continuing the investigation after that, there were approximately 140,000 additional NNIDs that may have been accessed maliciously. It turned out that it was. We have also reset the passwords for these 140,000 NNIDs and the Nintendo accounts that were linked with them, and contacted the customer separately. At the same time, we are taking additional security measures.
Less than 1% of all NNIDs around the world that may have been illegally logged in may have actually been fraudulently traded through their Nintendo account. We are still in the process of refunding in each country, but we have already finished refunding for most customers.
They wrote in a statement.
Nintendo is also encouraging users to enable two-step verification for their safety and apologize for the brach, promising they will do their best to up security.