Amid the massive launch last week for Disney+ that saw more than 10 million users sign up for the subscription streaming service in its first 36 hours on the market, hackers have reportedly stolen “thousands” of accounts and put them up for sale on the Dark Web.
According to ZDNet, many users have tried to log into their Disney+ account, only to find that their account credentials have been changed, and that they are locked out.
Indeed, MCN found a number of complaints about stolen Disney+ accounts on Reddit and Twitter.
“Both email and password and my main profile photo and name were changed... super frustrated!!! I can’t get through to them,” read one complaint on Reddit.
Further corroborating ZDNet’s report, the BBC found several accounts posted for sale on the Dark Web, one for as little as $3. Note that the subscription service costs $6.99 a month.
For their part, Disney reps said there has been no indication of a security breach, and that incidents might have spawned from previous compromises of customer security information.
“Disney takes the privacy and security of our users’ data very seriously and there is no indication of a security breach on Disney+,” a company statement read.
Daniel Frankel is the managing editor of Next TV, an internet publishing vertical focused on the business of video streaming. A Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered the media and technology industries for more than two decades, Daniel has worked on staff for publications including E! Online, Electronic Media, Mediaweek, Variety, paidContent and GigaOm. You can start living a healthier life with greater wealth and prosperity by following Daniel on Twitter today!
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