Nintendo has confirmed that it is currently investigating reports that have been published online regarding unauthorised logins on users Nintendo Accounts. As previously reported the company took to Twitter to tell users to use 2 factor authentication if they can, but nothing more was said. VGC contacted Nintendo UK and was told the following:
“We are aware of reports of unauthorized access to some Nintendo Accounts and we are investigating the situation. In the meantime, we recommend that users enable two-step verification for their Nintendo Account as instructed here.
Note that if you have Nintendo Network ID linked to your account it can also be used for logging in. So it might be also worth updating its password (I think you need a 3DS or a Wii U to do this), or just unlinking it from your account.
This is exactly what the issue is. Most people that dont have access to a 3DS and Wii U may still have this account linked to their Nintendo Account and have not been able to change their old password which was mlst likely compromised via the Emuparadise leak. I found out that was the case with me after changing my Nintendo account email and password and someone still accessing my account. I thwn noticed that my Nintendo Network ID was linked to my account and have since removed it.
Through the NNID, eh? Well I was looking for an excuse to cut that rope. … Done!
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