Apple Music and Disney+ have the biggest price tag
With the rising popularity of streaming services, they have also become the prime target of cybercriminals. Some hackers may be after a free ride on your Netflix or Spotify account, others after your personal details, and a chunk of them try to profit by selling hacked streaming accounts on the dark web.
The Atlas VPN team, using data from Whizcase, reports that dark web accounts for popular streaming services are sold for an average of $11.
The cheapest accounts belong to SoundCloud users. They are being sold for as little as $6.
On the other side of the spectrum are Apple Music and Disney+. They have the biggest price tag among hacked streaming accounts on the dark web, around $15 and $14, respectively.
Spotify and Netflix accounts are offered at $12 each, while Hulu and Twitch accounts are sold for $11, followed by HBO Max at $10. In the meantime, hacked accounts of Amazon Prime Video users are being offered for $9.
Streaming accounts typically contain not only the user's name, surname, date of birth, and contact information but also often have linked payment methods, making them a valuable target for cybercriminals.
Fraudsters frequently gain unauthorized access to people's streaming accounts using login credentials obtained from data breaches. This happens because many people use the same login information for multiple accounts. If one of the accounts gets compromised in a breach, others are also at risk. Hackers can also use phishing scams to trick people into giving away sensitive information that can then be used to access their accounts.
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