Within several days of the introduction of the service, hackers managed to steal thousands of user accounts.
The Disney+ streaming service was officially launched on November 12, 2019. At present, it is only available in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, and there were serious technical issues during the actual launch. But despite these limitations, the service attracted 10 million users in the first day. It only took a few more days for hackers to get involved.
Users can now purchase Disney+ accounts on the DarkNet. One account can be bought for a few dollars, and some sellers are even handing out accounts for free. Based on the number of posts, thousands of users have been targeted.
Journalists directed their attention to this issue after noticing social media posts from users complaining about their loss of control over their Disney+ accounts. After getting access to each account, the hackers changed the email address and password, effectively locking the previous owner out of their account.
It appears that hackers are gaining access to accounts not only by intercepting passwords but also with various harmful programs like keyloggers installed on the users’ devices.
Disney has yet to release a statement. Meanwhile, experts advise the company to develop a more advanced security system - for example, implementing two-factor authentication.
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