Hackers steal Netflix account
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Hackers are using malware and phishing techniques to gain access to users' Netflix accounts and then sell the stolen accounts on the black market for just $0.25. The stolen accounts provide a month of viewing and access to premium services.

Hackers, according to a recent finding by cybersecurity research firm Symantec, trick users through fake advertisements that offer free or cheaper access to Netflix. The hackers then redirect them to download official Netflix software that is actually malicious files, which then downloads Infostealer.Banload, a Trojan that steals banking details of the user from compromised computers. Phishing is another method the hackers use to steal the user's login credentials, personal details and payment cards.

It is not difficult to catch hold of the culprit who is having access to your account, according to the Independent, which has found an easy trick for this. Head over to "Settings" and select "Viewing activity" option. Then click on the "See recent account access" page, which will display all those who are using your account. This will also provide you details such as where the account has been accessed from, what device was used and when movies were watched.

In case you have not watched any movie or other things, this means someone else might have had access to your account. It is important to check as the culprit might be using your account password to obtain sensitive data. Once you become aware of this, the first thing you might want to do is change the password to a stronger one making it difficult to crack.