On Friday, Nintendo announced that it faced a severe privacy breach issue as the accounts of 1,60,000 users were hacked. On a Japanese support site, the company said that the hacking began in April, and it was linked to the Nintendo Network ID login system.
It issued a warning that the date of births, regions, nicknames, and e-mail addresses of hacked players were accessed by a third party. Further, they said that unauthorized digital purchases could take place on the e-shop of Nintendo.
On Monday, ZDNet reported that before the acknowledgment, users complained on social media that hackers were spending lump sum amounts on Fortnite currency and other digital goods.
Apologizing on the Japanese site, Nintendo said that strict protective measures will be taken in the future to avoid security issues.