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DEFENDERS: Hackers targeting Disney Plus accounts


Hackers are already taking advantage of Disney's popular new streaming service.

Hackers have gained access to thousands of Disney Plus accounts, selling them for as little as $3 on hacking forums. When hackers reportedly gained access, they changed usernames and passwords. Due to that hack, users had trouble logging into the accounts.

Disney said the first thing a user should do if locked out is to contact customer support.

If you think your password has been compromised, there are some recommendations you can take to try and avoid your information from getting into the wrong hands.

First, change your password. Second, check to see if your password has been exposed previously. A person can do that by using Google Chrome. The browser has a check-up feature that automatically checks your saved passwords for security problems. Third, you can pay a fee to have a third-party company monitor logins and inform you when your credentials have been compromised. Sites such as Dashlane and 1Password provide those services.

Click here for a demonstration on how to check to see if your password has been exposed previously.

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