Back in April, Nintendo said that 160,000 accounts have been compromised. It looks the actual number of compromised accounts is a lot larger, as the company is adding 140,000 to the number of affected accounts.
The company says it has already reset the password for the Nintendo Netowork IDs (NNID) and the Nintendo accounts linked to them. In the updated Japanese statement, the company also said it is taking additional security measures. But what exactly these measures were, the company did not say.
Considering this is an update to a prior statement, the nature of the data breach looks to be the same. This means owners of affected accounts have their nickname, date of birth, region and email addresses compromised. As part of the update, Nintendo also says that the number of accounts affected by the data breaches amount to less than one percent of accounts in the world.
Like before, now’s a good time as any to give your passwords a rethink, especially if you have a Nintendo account. This should also be something you do even if your account is unaffected by this latest set of breaches. And as Nintendo itself suggested the last time, getting two-factor authentication in place is a good idea.