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Nintendo confirms up to 160,000 accounts accessed in huge privacy breach

UPDATE 2PM UK: Nintendo has now published an English language statement on today’s announcement its account system has suffered a privacy breach affecting up to 160,000 people.

In the statement, Nintendo says that, at present, there was no evidence to suggest Nintendo’s own databases, servers or services have been accessed. This again suggests the log-in data used to access accounts was obtained elsewhere – a tactic known as credential stuffing.

To protect accounts going forward, Nintendo will not detail more of how the attack took place.

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