Disney+ Receives D- For Security
Disney+ accounts have already been hacked within a week of its launch, adding a brand new commodity to the streaming accounts black market.
Reaching 10 million subscribers on its first day, the now ‘unsecured’ Disney+ streaming service is receiving reports of technical difficulties, glitches, outages and now, account hijacking.
An investigation by ZDNet revealed the hacking issue highlighting a number of users complaining on Disney+ forums and Twitter that their accounts had been hacked, with one user losing access just ten hours after logging in for the first time.
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
#distwitter has anyone’s @disneyplus account been hacked? My friend’s was; hackers changed email and password. Now she’s completely blocked from her 3-year prepaid Disney+ account. She’s been on hold for >2 hours
— cat+dog=happyhome (@Travel4vr) November 12, 2019
Not even been half of a week and my dad’s Disney+ account has ALREADY been hacked.
— Jesse (@CommandrBlitzer) November 15, 2019
While the early reports do not confirm or identify the culprit for the slew of account hacks, it does reveal a security flaw within the Disney+ platform.
Hacking forums are reportedly being inundated with the hijacked Disney+ accounts, with prices ranging from US$3 to US$7, despite the monthly cost for the streaming service being only US$5.99 a month.
Though in some cases, hackers were sharing accounts for free as Disney permits account sharing, happy borrowing?
Disney has not yet issued a statement on the hacking issue, though ChannelNews would advise any current user to use a strongly unique password to avoid account hijacking in future.
Though, two-factor authentication couldn’t go astray for Disney+.