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Nintendo Investigating Reports Of Switch Account Breaches

Nintendo recommends turning on two-step verification, as well as contacting Nintendo support if you suspect your account has been accessed.


Nintendo is investigating reports of Switch account breaches. Though the company acknowledged that it is aware of reports of breaches and is looking into the matter, it's unclear how widespread the issue is.

“We are aware of reports of unauthorized access to some Nintendo Accounts and we are investigating the situation," a spokesperson told GameSpot.

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The company also explained what users should do now, either to help prevent a breach or if they suspect one has already occurred. To help protect your account, Nintendo recommends turning on two-step verification. If you think your account may have already been accessed, the company recommends contacting its support desk.

This follows an earlier report that some users have reported unauthorized transactions on their account, like sales of Fortnite V-Bucks using PayPal linked to the Switch accounts.

In addition to Nintendo's recommendations, the usual spate of security recommendations applies: use unique passwords across different accounts, consider using a password manager to generate alphanumeric passwords, and change your passwords regularly.

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