Launch woes are just the start of the troubles that Disney Plus is facing. While there were countless who had issues actually watching the shows, a few among them got their accounts hacked. These are already appearing on the dark web, either on sale or to be given out for free.
Disney Plus saw an explosion of subscribers, with over 10 million on its first day. But as reported, many among them did not exactly get a smooth sailing experience. While most of the complaints thrown at Disney were regarding the streaming experience, hidden among them were reports of accounts getting hijacked.
As mentioned, a fair number of them are on sale, as expected. Prices range from US$3 (~RM12) all the way up to US$11 (~RM46). It’s illegal for sure, and the prices themselves may not even justify not getting your own. A month’s subscription of Disney Plus costs US$6.99 (~RM29), while a year is priced at US$69.99 (~RM291). There are even some that are being given for free. This is likely a case of account sharing being active for the hacked account.
As of now, it’s unclear as to the method hackers used to obtain these accounts. While there are some cased of reused passwords, there are others that use unique passwords for the Disney streaming service.
One of the reasons this has happened is due to the fact that Disney Plus does not have any form two-factor authentication. Hopefully the service’s security, as well as other issues regarding content streaming, gets ironed out before we get access to it.