– by Mark Cook

See, and this is why we can’t have nice things.  Unless you have been living under a rock you are aware that Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, arrived this past week.  There is even a tie in with Verizon Wireless carriers, and the streaming service has been all the rave over the past week.

Recent reports from ZD Net show that THOUSANDS of Disney+ accounts had initial technical issues that resulted in customers not being able to stream their beloved shows.  Technical issues are bound to happen, but things went from bad to worse for the streaming service:

“Many users reported that hackers were accessing their accounts, logging them out of all devices, and then changing the account’s email and password, effectively taking over the account and locking the previous owner out. This suggests that in some cases hackers gained access to accounts by using email and password combos leaked at other sites, while in other cases the Disney+ credentials might have been obtained from users infected with keylogging or info-stealing malware.”

After being hacked many upset customers took to Twitter and Reddit to voice their complaints. So it couldn’t get any worse, right?  Wrong.  Apparently the hackers then placed many of the accounts for sale:

“The speed at which hackers have mobilized to monetize Disney+ accounts is astounding. Accounts were put up for sale on hacking forums within hours after the service’s launch.”

“As of this article’s writing, hacking forums have been flooded with Disney+ accounts, with ads offering access to thousands of account credentials.”

“Prices vary from $3 per account to as much as $11 — which, by the way, is more than what a legitimate Disney+ account costs from Disney, which is $7.”

Yikes, that’s not good at all. This isn’t new to the world of streaming services though because Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu have all battled the same issue, but Disney+ was the new prey. Disney+ has not responded with a statement, but users are encouraged to use as unique passwords as possible until further support is provided.

RELATED: Disney+ Passes 10 Million Subscribers On First Day

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Source: ZD NET