Nintendo Switch accounts are being hacked – here’s how to stay safe

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  • Nintendo Switch owners are reporting unauthorized access attempts to their accounts.
  • Nintendo has been telling customers to enable 2-Step Verification to secure their accounts.
  • Some of the Switch owners who had their accounts accessed report that the debit or credit card saved to their account was used to make purchases that they had to get refunded.
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With everything else going on in the world right now, the last thing that any of us need to deal with is having one of our online accounts hacked. Unfortunately, this is a reality that some people are being forced to deal with, as multiple Nintendo Switch owners chimed in on social media sites and online message boards this weekend claiming that their Nintendo Accounts had been accessed by unauthorized third parties.

One of the tweets to go viral came from LootPots founding editor Pixelpar, who revealed on Sunday that his account had been “accessed numerous times overnight.” He says that his password is a unique string and that his PC hadn’t been compromised. But his tweet was just the tip of the iceberg.

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