It’s no secret that the Nintendo eShop has been a huge success, especially on the Nintendo Switch. However, with so many customers’ private information linked to it, the eShop can prove an attractive target for thieves. That has apparently been the case as over the last couple of weeks after a rash of reports surfaced from eShop users. The reports involve log-ins to users account without their knowledge, this alone is distressing enough but some users have also had their funds used on the Fortnite currency ‘VBucks’.
This problem has been considered widespread enough that Nintendo themselves have assured customers that they are ‘investigating the situation’ and have reminded users that they have the option of improving their account security with additional verification measures.
If you are at all concerned about the security of your account you can follow Nintendo’s instructions to reinforce your account’s security here.
Nintendo also have these steps to recover your account if necessary.