Due to this popularity, it has now become a prime target amongst the consoles for hackers. In April 2020, Nintendo® revealed that around 160,000 account of Nintendo® were hacked. These numbers have almost doubled this week as the actual number of account hacked are closer to 300,000.
This issue particularly applies to anyone connecting to the switch their old Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Network ID or NNID. Nintendo® also uses a program called the Nintendo Account, although the company allowed those with current NNIDs to connect to their new Nintendo Account.
“As a further precaution,” the company said, “we will soon contact users about resetting passwords for Nintendo Network IDs and Nintendo Accounts that we have reason to believe were accessed without authorization.”
Source: Business Insider