Nintendo admitted that there’s a breach of 300,000 accounts since early April, gaining access to its data like birthdays and email addresses. However, the Japanese company assured that hackers had not gained access to credit card details.
“We deeply apologize for causing trouble and worries to customers,” stated Nintendo, vowing to “enhance security… to prevent this from happening again.”
Hackers infiltrated into Nintendo Network IDs, meant for services on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and then move to Nintendo Accounts used for purchases at the company’s official online store.
Nintendo divulged unauthorized purchases from hacked Nintendo Accounts present only a jot of total sales and assured to reimburse victims if it had not already done so.