Disney Plus Says User Passwords Being Sold Underground Are Not From A security Breach

Disney says it’s not their fault. Disney Plus says account passwords being sold in underground hacking forums are coming from previous breaches at other companies, predating their launch last week. The company reiterated yesterday that it has found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users.”

Despite warnings by security experts, users often reuse passwords at multiple sites and services, meaning a breach at one opens the door for a hacker to gain access to the others. The news site ZDNet found stolen account usernames and passwords selling for $3 on underground hacking forums. Disney’s streaming service costs about $7 a month.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan