Multiple sites are reporting this afternoon that Nintendo accounts appear to be under siege. Following a Eurogamer piece yesterday chronicling Nintendo account holders and Switch users who’d found their accounts were being coopted to purchase ditigal items. Today, while Nintendo has not specifically admitted to a breach, it told Eurogamer that it was “aware of reports of unauthorised access to some Nintendo Accounts and [is] investigating the situation.”
Nintendo has further recommended users enable two-step verification for their Nintendo accounts and then go through the account recovery process if they notice suspicious activity on their accounts. Hopefully it’s just a matter of people being careless with their passwords and not a larger-scale breach, but either way, taking the few seconds to set up 2FA is probably wise.