(Meredith) - Less than a week after Disney launched its new streaming service, hackers are reportedly locking subscribers out of their accounts.
Tech news site ZDNet reported that hackers accessed thousands of Disney+ accounts and then changed the emails and passwords to lock out the previous owners.
A ZDNet investigation also discovered that many accounts were listed for $3 to $11 on various hacking forums on the dark web. For reference, Disney+ costs as low as $6.99 a month.
Some users voiced their concerns on Twitter, while others called on Disney to boost security measures.
"Not even been half of a week and my dad’s Disney+ account has ALREADY been hacked," one person tweeted. "Great security there ... Unbelievable."
DISNEY+ HAS BEEN OPEN FOR LIKE 10 HOURS AND MY ACCOUNT HAS ALREADY BEEN HACKED pic.twitter.com/YBv6CfwTlh— brandon ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ (@brandoncult) November 12, 2019
#distwitter has anyone’s @disneyplus account been hacked? My friend’s was; hackers changed email and password. Now she’s completely blocked from her 3-year prepaid Disney+ account. She’s been on hold for >2 hours— cat+dog=happyhome (@Travel4vr) November 12, 2019
According to Forbes, there are no reports confirming the root cause of the alleged hacking.
Disney has not responded to the report.