Since youâ€™re probably playing a whole lot more Switch and 3DS games than usual these days, this hack couldnâ€™t have come at a worse time. Nintendo has announced that more than 150,000 older accounts have been hacked and are warning users to change their accounts. Hereâ€™s what you need to know:
Hackers were able to obtain access to 160,000 Nintendo Network ID (NNID) login names and passwords.
When did the hack occur?
Itâ€™s unclear exactly when the hack happened, but Nintendo says accounts have been compromised since the beginning of April.
How do I know if my account has been hacked?
Nintendo is notifying affected users via email, but only people with an older NNID account are at risk. However, even if you have a newer Nintendo Account for Switch, you may have linked it with your NNID to share eShop funds across the different systems.