Disney+ streaming service hogged the limelight with its content and competitive pricing. Disney+ managed to amass a staggering 10-million subscribers on the first day itself. Despite the great start, Disney+ took some flak for throwing ‘Unable to Connect’ error for subscribers on the launch day. The trouble seems to be far from over as Disney customers are reportedly being hacked.
According to a report, Disney customers are being hacked after signing up for Disney+. The worst part is that their account details are apparently being sold for as little as $3 on the Dark Web. As expected people queued up and waited on telephone and chat lines for hours. And some of the users claim that Disney is yet to solve their problem.
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
Disney insists that there is no security breach and everyone’s data is safe. Furthermore, the statement issued by Disney inadvertently points out that data was stolen by other means.
Disney takes the privacy and security of our users’ data very seriously and there is no indication of a security breach on Disney+.
The possibilities are endless, maybe Disney users have been victims of spyware, re-use of login data or even social engineering. It is worth noting that reports of Disney accounts being hacked are not isolated in nature. In other words, there exists a loophole or a way by which the account details are being harvested.
How to protect your Disney account from hacking attacks?
We have listed a few ways by which you can safeguard your Disney (or any other online) accounts.
Change your password
Rule of thumb- Keep different passwords for different online services. Ensure that the passwords are strong and thus reduce the risk of a breach.
Use Password Manager
Don’t give out your credentials
The easiest way for a hacker to get hold of your account is when you yourself hand over account credentials. Meanwhile, be wary of phishing attacks, key loggers, spyware, and social engineering methods.[via BBC]