Thousands Of Disney+ Accounts Are Already Being Hijacked & Resold Online
By Mikelle Leow, 18 Nov 2019
Image via Photo Hall / Shutterstock.com
The long-awaited Disney+ streaming service launched last week to a rocky start, as the platform had crashed on day one from an unexpected surge of subscriptions. It turns out that even after painstakingly trying to obtain accounts, some users are struggling to access or keep theirs.
As discovered by ZDNet, thousands of Disney+ accounts have already been hijacked and placed on sale on forums by hackers within less than a week since the debut of Disney+.
Enterprising hackers have been reselling accounts from US$3 to US$11, while a default Disney+ subscription costs US$7 per month.
On Twitter, affected subscribers have criticized the service’s lax security. “Not even been half a week and my dad’s Disney+ account has ALREADY been hacked,” one user writes. “Great security there… unbelievable.”
DISNEY+ HAS BEEN OPEN FOR LIKE 10 HOURS AND MY ACCOUNT HAS ALREADY BEEN HACKED pic.twitter.com/YBv6CfwTlh— brandon ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ (@brandoncult) November 12, 2019
#distwitter has anyone’s @disneyplus account been hacked? My friend’s was; hackers changed email and password. Now she’s completely blocked from her 3-year prepaid Disney+ account. She’s been on hold for >2 hours— cat+dog=happyhome (@Travel4vr) November 12, 2019
[via Business Insider, cover image via Photo Hall / Shutterstock.com]
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