Thursday Nintendo’s In a message posted on its website, “This network service is currently unavailable due to urgent maintenance required to fix a security vulnerability with online gaming. We do not yet know when network services can be restored. We apologize for the inconvenience.” it was said.
As VGC points out, the vulnerability could be related to an exploit that allows an attacker to take control of the victim’s system by simply being paired with the victim in an online multiplayer game. Dataminer OatmealDome, suggested that it was “almost certain” that the problem was caused by ENLBufferPwn.
on 3DS Mario Kart 7 was also vulnerable to this abuse before. Looks like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, So were several Switch games, including Nintendo Switch Sports and Splatoon 2 and 3. Nintendo has released several patches to protect all of these games from exploits, but it doesn’t seem to have been successful.
Nintendo takes ‘Mario Kart 8’ and ‘Splatoon’ offline due to security issues
YouTuber PabloMK7 A video released in December shows ENLBufferPwn in action in Mario Kart 7. This virus is used to inject custom firmware into the targeted console. PabloMK7 wrote on GitHub that it would be “theoretically possible” to steal an account or credit card information and record a victim using the 3DS’s microphone and cameras.
Mario Kart 8, approx. Selling 8.5 million copies It became the best-selling game on the Wii U. The original Splatoon sold nearly 5 million copies. Those playing these discontinued games may be frustrated by the current unavailability of the online features, but it seems Nintendo had no choice but to take them offline.
The problem is Nintendo’s Wii U And 3DS eShops appeared just a few weeks before its shutdown. After March 27, system owners will not be able to shop in the digital storefronts, but will be able to continue downloading the games they previously purchased.