- The Washington Times - Monday, November 18, 2019

Hours into the launch of The Walt Disney Company’s new personal streaming service, Disney+, users reported hackers stealing their accounts are offering them for free or are selling them for $3 to $11.

After Disney+ launched in the U.S. Canada and the Netherlands last Tuesday, a small group of users began reporting their emails and passwords had been changed and locked them out of their accounts — with some hacks reportedly happening 10 hours after the account’s creation.

An investigation done by ZDNet found thousands of hacked accounts being made available on hacking forums.

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Some of these accounts have been offered for free while others are being sold for up to $11, which is more than the cost of a non-stolen Disney+ account.

ZDNet was able to verify the login credentials of several accounts they found matched people they spoke to about their accounts getting hacked.

Disney+’s much-anticipated launch has been marred with other technical issues since its launch.

Many users reported content being unable to load, or users having trouble logging into their accounts.

Disney told The Associated Press Tuesday they were attempting to solve the issues.

The Washington Times has reached out to The Walt Disney Company about the hacked accounts, and it has not responded.


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