The latest report is that Disney+ accounts have been hacked and are for sale on the Dark Web. Here is what you need to know about the Disney Plus hack:
- Thousands have been locked out of their accounts.
- Info has been shared online.
- Accounts are being sold in hacker forums for $3-$11.
- Immediately change passwords.
Disney+ servers crashed early in the Nov. 12 debut, which the company attributed to extraordinary demand for its library of Disney television shows and movies, including the Marvel and Star Wars franchises and Pixar favorites such the Toy Story films; the service racked up more than 10 million customers in the first 24 hours. Now, scores of users are complaining online that they’ve lost access to their accounts. Many report spending hours in telephone and chat queues awaiting customer support from Disney, to no avail.- Times Union
One tip to guard against being a victim of cybercrime is to use long and complex credentials. Unfortunately, many people reuse passwords and email combinations. Disney+ isn’t unique to this type of attack. These large companies have all faced similar attacks:
What Should You Do
- Don’t reuse passwords
- If you have been hacked, change your credentials immediately.
- You don’t have to sign up for the latest and greatest tech right away. Sometimes it is better to wait things out to make sure all of the bugs are fixed.
Disney takes the privacy and security of our users’ data very seriously and there is no indication of a security breach on Disney+- Disney Spokesperson
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