Your weak Disney+ passwords are already up for sale on hacking forums
Stop reusing passwords, people.
Disney+ is only a week old and accounts are already being hacked and sold across various hacking forums.
In a new report from ZDNet, Disney+ users are already having accounts hacked and sold on hacking forums just days after its initial launch.
Did anyone else’s DISNEY + get hacked ??
— Hector_lauzardo (@t1coo) November 18, 2019
“Many of these accounts are now being offered for free on hacking forums, or available for sale for prices varying from $3 to $11,” notes ZDNet.
How are hackers gaining access to Disney+ so quickly?
With the streaming service only being a week old, it’s a bit surprising to see so many accounts of hacked accounts. Then again, Disney+ is arguably the largest online release in years so it was sure to gain a lot of attention from users, scammers, and hackers alike.
So, what could be causing all the hacks? The most likely culprit is low-effort and previously-hacked passwords. Hackers own endless lists of username and password combos that have been used on other websites that have been breached, so this is likely it. It’s a bit surprising Disney doesn’t use some type of location service to help prevent unauthorized use, but maybe we’ll see that in the future.
Not even been half of a week and my dad’s Disney+ account has ALREADY been hacked.
Great security there @disneyplus @Disney. Unbelievable. #DisneyPlus
— Jesse (@CaptnJesturd) November 15, 2019
ZDNet notes that two of the hacked users they spoke with noted re-using a previous password, but others did not. That still doesn’t rule it out, as simple passwords can also be hacked.
Regardless, as usual, this is another warning to users – don’t reuse passwords and “password1” will never be acceptable.
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