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SCAM OF THE WEEK: New Streaming Service, Same Game for the Bad Guys

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Privacy & Security

Bad guys are already stealing brand new Disney+ accounts. In fact, thousands of them are already for sale on criminal sites. They are gaining access to accounts by trying to get into accounts using known, hacked usernames and passwords. The information they are using to effectively "hold these accounts hostage" is information that the bad guys already have access to.

Follow these tips to keep your new Disney+ Account, and other online applications, safe:

  • Do not reuse passwords. If you use the same password for different accounts and one gets hacked, they all are.
  • Never use variations of current or old passwords. If a breached password doesn't work, the bad guys know that variations might work.

Stop, Look, and Think. Don't be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team

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