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The Disney+ hack shows why you need to up your password game

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The following excerpt is from Wired:


Within days of its launch, Disney+ accounts have been compromised. The likely method of attack? Hackers using the passwords you've used on other websites.

Disney’s new subscription service signed up 10 million customers on the first day it launched. Hype fuelled by new original shows such as Star Wars TV spin-off, The Mandalorian, meant customers had eagerly anticipated its launch. But no sooner had some customers logged into the service than they were swiftly logged out again.

On Monday, ZDNet reported that subscribers were complaining about being locked out their accounts – en masse. Potentially thousands of accounts were hacked – with the Disney+ login details being sold online for the princely sum of $3 (£2.30) in some cases and (reportedly up to $11 (£8.50) – more than the monthly subscription fee of $7 (£5.40)).


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