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Hundreds of Stolen Passwords for Netflix, HBO, Hulu and More Discovered for Sale on ‘Dark Web’

August 13, 2018 / AMIR BOZORGZADEH

Pirates are selling hundreds of stolen login details for popular over-the-top services on “dark web” marketplaces, according to new research by content-security firm Irdeto.For the month of April 2018, Irdeto discovered 854 listings of OTT credentials from 69 unique sellers across more than 15 dark web marketplaces. The purloined usernames and passwords on sale were from 42 different streaming services including Netflix, HBO, DirecTV and Hulu.According to Irdeto, the stolen account info it discovered was available for an average one-time price of $8.81, while some dark-web sellers also offered bundles of credentials for several services at higher prices.It’s not clear how many of the stolen OTT accounts illegally available for sale represent legitimate, active accounts — or just scams from cybercriminals. Irdeto said it did not buy or test the stolen credentials but discovered other buyers who commented that the accounts they had illegally purchased worked.On da...