Hackers Selling Cheap Lifetime Subscriptions To Netflix And Spotify On Dark Web

The ‘dark web’ or ‘deep web’ is not accessible through conventional search engines like Google, and requires special browsers that make IP addresses anonymous so that users can’t be traced

netflix_spotifyHackers are using the ‘dark web’ to sell lifetime subscriptions to Netflix and Spotify for next to nothing, says a new report.

According to McAfee Labs, stolen accounts from various subscription streaming services are up for sale on hidden marketplaces.

The ‘dark web’ or ‘deep web’ is not accessible through conventional search engines like Google, and requires special browsers that make IP addresses anonymous so that users can’t be traced.

Notorious for selling illegal goods such as drugs and weapons, the dark web is rapidly becoming a popular destination for cyber criminals to sell cheap (and illegal) deals on web streaming services.

Raj Samani, the CTO of Intel Security, told Tech Insider that these accounts are based on stolen credit card and account details.

Some sellers reportedly even offer replacement accounts for buyers if the original stolen accounts are shut down by their rightful users.

The site found Netflix accounts on sale for just $0.50 (33p) and lifetime Spotify accounts selling for a mere $1.95 (£1.29).

 

SOURCE: Libby Plummer | Yahoo News

 

 

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