BEACON TRANSCRIPT – According to a recent report posted by Symantec, many hackers have turned their attentions towards the popular movie and chill site. The hackers have started a Netflix pilfering campaign, stealing your online credentials and selling them on the black market for a measly price.
Symantec, one of the big league players out there in terms of online security, has recently made public a new report concerning the latest cases involving account thefts. According to this report, it would seem that more and more hackers have turned their attention towards Netflix. Realizing that the flick site can be a fruitful business venture, the anonymous groups have started a major pilfering and malware campaign.
And it’s no wonder that the site managed to get their attention if we take into account the fact that a single user has to pay 8 bucks a month for a subscription. Moreover, where there’s one account, there’s bound to be more, a fact backed up by the family-friendly subscription fees. And it is not like everyone is using a different device for a different account. Usually, a device may hold multiple accounts, a fact that can entice the wannabe cyber burglar.
According to the same report posted by Symantec, the hackers don’t do this just for the fun of it. There’s actually an underground black market centered on Netflix, and it would seem that a hacker can sell all the stolen credentials for 25 cents per account.
So, what are Symantec’s recommendations in this matter? First of all, the online security company urges all users to download the platform and all updates from an authorized website (Netflix, Google Play or Apple’s Online Store).
Second, be on the lookout for suspicious pop-ups or emails telling you to update your account’s info or that you have a problem with the subscription. Another security company has observed that hackers have more subtle methods as well. For example, a message may pop-up on your screen telling you that you need to log in again into Netflix. Others would ask to input your username and password, but urge you not to change them on the account that the platform might become unstable.
And last, but not least, the account generator technique. The hackers can use account generator tools, probably based on stolen subscriptions, in order to solicit money from shady underground dealers.
Symantec cautions Netflix users that hackers have started a Netflix pilfering campaign, and that their personal info might be at risk. Moreover, the security company has discovered that while accessing your info, an attacker is able to install the Infostealer. Banload Trojan, which downloads info related to credit card number or bank accounts.