Posted on November 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Disney+ is a streaming service launched on November 12. Barely a few hours after launch, hackers came to the party already. They have hacked thousands of accounts and put them up for sale. The streaming service is owned by Disney, a media powerhouse in the world.
Not long after the launch of its streaming service, it began having technical difficulties after the number of subscribers surpassed the estimated amount by the company.
And just a few days after its launch, hackers have taken over some accounts. Users can no longer access their accounts because hackers have locked them out and offered the accounts for sale. Many of the users complained that hackers are having access to their accounts. Some hackers that have succeeded quickly changed their information and block them out of the account.
There were lots of complaints in Reddit and Twitter on this matter. From the complaints, it seemed hackers were able to gain access to the account by logging in via email and password combos. Some other hackers may have infected user accounts with info-stealing malware or via keylogging.
Disney Received an overwhelming request from users
It seems the media company was not prepared enough for the launch, or the huge turnout for accounts was largely overwhelming to them. The new service received 10 million subscribers a day after the company launched the streaming service. This large number of users signed up despite Disney’s technical difficulties on the launch day. The new service has become people’s favorite streaming service, with many enjoying new series like “the Mandalorian,” “sinoff,” and “star wars.” The large number of sign-ups on the streaming service has appreciated the company’s stock.
Many users were frustrated because they were not able to watch their favorite movies via the streaming service. While many users are having this challenge with access, others were battling another problem. Hackers were busy infesting their accounts and locking them out of the account completely.
Disney+ launch didn’t go well
There have been several instances where few users are complaining about the lack of security on Dysney+ accounts. Many of them complained that Disney had not been able to protect their portal properly, as hackers took hold of their account info too easily.
There are reports that these hackers are floating online public forums to dispose of off these accounts to whoever wants to offer money. Some are even offering account information for free. Some of the accounts were even offered on these forums barely a few hours after the streaming site was launched. The most worrying aspect is the fact that these hackers were able to hack into Dysey+ system too easily, according to some Disney account holders.
Disney+ is a paid service that charges $7 monthly. But the hacked accounts are sold via various online forums at between $2 and $10, according to reports. While some hackers were able to cancel their accounts before the hacker completes his job, others were not so lucky. Some affected hacked victims bought three months plan while few others subscribed for one year
Disney+ infiltrated too easily
The rate at which hackers have infiltrated the Disney+ new streaming set is astonishing. Hundreds of thousands of accounts were hacked, as users were not able to log into their accounts again. The accounts ended up in forums and hacking sites, where hackers offered them for sale while some were offered free.
The hackers have flooded hacking forums, advertising these Disney+ accounts for people who are concerned. Disney has not responded or issued out an official notice on the problem. But it is still trying to resolve the technical issue. It is still unclear how Disney wants to resolve the issue, as users’ accounts were hacked almost immediately, the portal was launched. It means that there is slag in security, as complained by two victims of the hacked account.