With Netflix as competition, The Walt Disney Company brought Disney+ to life; a video streaming app that gained over 10 million users in it's launch a week ago. Since then, Disney+ has been reportedly hacked, and thousands of customer's information has been sold over the dark web from anywhere to, free, or $3-$11 per account, ZDNet's investigation discovered.
Unfortunately, Disney has declined to comment on the situation. Other than to apologize via tweet for technical errors.
It's being said that this is only the first round, and users can protect themselves by promptly changing their passwords to one they've never used before on any platform.
Be mindful that this is how hackers operate, they gain your login to one account, then they cross reference to multiple other websites to attempt access to those as well. It is so important to never reuse an old password.
So let's run through some basic things to keep in mind when using any device that has internet access.
1. Never reuse old passwords.
(Even I am guilty of this unfortunately.)
2. Use extreme caution when password sharing.
What's the intro to the Freeform series, Pretty Little Liars?
"Cause two can keep a secret if one of them is dead."
Just kidding. But seriously. The only way to protect yourself without a doubt, is to just say no.
We are in the age of mass amounts of technology and information. That also comes with malware and hackers. They go hand in hand. Sometimes hackers use a keylogger, which tracks every button you press when you are logged in. Check out this info via Comodo Cybersecurity.
'HOW KEYLOGGERS SPREAD'
"Keyloggers can be installed when a user clicks on a link or opens an attachment/file from a phishing mail.
Keyloggers can be installed through webpage script. This is done by exploiting a vulnerable browser and the keylogger is launched when the user visits the malicious website.
A keylogger can be installed when a user opens a file attached to an email.
A keylogger can be installed via a web page script which exploits a browser's vulnerability. The program will automatically be launched when a user visits an infected site.
A keylogger can exploit an infected system and is sometimes capable to download and install other malware to the system."
So stay diligent. Always.
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