Yesterday, Eurogamer reported that many Nintendo owners have claimed their accounts were accessed without their knowledge with people purchasing games and digital currency via linked PayPal accounts.
Since this report was published, Nintendo have since released a statement to Eurogamer. A spokesperson stated:
“We are aware of reports of unauthorised access to some Nintendo Accounts and we are investigating the situation.”
“In the meantime, we recommend that users enable two-step verification for their Nintendo Account as instructed here: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Nintendo-Switch/How-to-Set-Up-2-Step-Verification-for-a-Nintendo-Account-1466677.html.
“If any users become aware of unauthorised activity, we encourage them to take the steps outlined at https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Nintendo-Account/Nintendo-Account-Recovery-Process-1658054.html or visit https://support.nintendo.com for general support.”