Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has admitted that hackers have breached 300,000 accounts since early April, gaining access to personal information such as birthdays and email addresses, but not credit-card details.

One Initial hack in april The Kyoto-based firm said 160,000 accounts and 140,000 breaches were later discovered Statement Released late Tuesday.

“We deeply apologize for causing trouble and concern to customers,” Nintendo “To increase security … to prevent this from happening again,” he said in his statement.

Hackers d into Nintendo Network ID, aimed at services Wii U And Nintendo 3ds, And then transferred to Nintendo accounts, which can be used to purchase at the company’s official online store.

Fraudulent purchases from hacked Nintendo accounts represented only a fraction of total sales, the company said, and it swears to reimburse victims if it had not already done so.

Nintendo is enjoying a strong performance from blockbuster games, including its popular Switch console and “Animal Crossing”, demanded by players stranded at home due to the coronovirus epidemic.


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