How 160,000 Nintendo Accounts Were Hacked and Sold

“Consumer logins are compromised all the time and this is a small piece of a much bigger ecosystem” SpyCloud spokesperson Julia Kisielius says

When Nintendo recently announced that more than 160,000 individual Nintendo accounts were compromised and personal information leaked, it was thanks to a breach discovered by security research firm SpyCloud.

SpyCloud said the compromised Nintendo accounts were being offered on the dark web for as high as $35 per login, driven by increased demand for Nintendo’s Switch consoles and recently released “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” title.

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Samson Amore

Samson Amore

Gaming and technology reporter • samson.amore@thewrap.com • Twitter: @Samsonamore