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Possible Nintendo Security Breach - hack confirmed.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Consoles' started by power, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. power

    power Member

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    Nintendo Switch Players Advised To Secure Accounts After Numerous Unauthorised Login Reports

    I thought it was weird the way Nintendo were suddenly banging on about 2FA and stuff, maybe they knew something..?

     
  2. MrBS

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    Will be curious if its just phising like accounts getting Fifa'd
     
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    I found out about this yesterday (Tuesday) evening, from a friend who did a PSA about it, and added he was a victim and lost $150 to it.
     
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    given that the online 2-step verification is just google authenticator, I'm not sure if it's because it's easy or not, but I am worried about the way usernames and passwords are stored on their server.
     
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    hoping Nintendo get their shit sorted, the bolded part has me particularly concerned.

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/ninte...ing-hacked-and-used-to-buy-fortnite-currency/


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    plenty of people in this Eurogamer article's comments stating that Nintendo's response has been quite bad.

    many concerns raised over Nintendo's half arsed 2FA.

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...estigating-reports-of-accounts-being-breached

    from the comments.

     
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  7. supasaiyan

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    Mine got hacked last week, person bought $200 worth of fortnite bucks or whatever it is. Nintendo actually alerted me, and refunded me the money
     
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    https://press-start.com.au/news/nin...ed-that-nintendo-switch-accounts-were-hacked/

    Hack begrudgingly confirmed by Nintendo.

     
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  9. elvis

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    I meant to thank you for the heads up earlier in the week. Prompted me to change my password and setup to 2FA.
     
  10. MrBS

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    OOF. Well time to change passwords.
     
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