After continued investigation, Nintendo reports that 300,000 accounts have been hacked in recent months. The company revealed the new figure following an announcement in April stating that 160,000 accounts had been compromised.

The hacks have resulted in exposed user information including the account owner’s name, email address, date of birth, and country of residence. Nintendo has reset the passwords for all of the compromised accounts and informed each user.

The breach was first made known in March when customers became aware of unauthorized purchases. After instructing users to enable two-factor authentication, Nintendo finally admitted thousands of accounts had been illegally accessed, although the company remains unsure as to how this was possible. Nintendo suggested that some may have had weak passwords, while others likely reused passwords from other services, making it easy for hackers to access.

The company insists that the 300,000 compromised accounts make up less than one percent of all accounts.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.