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Oh, Great: Hackers Might Be Going After Your Netflix Account

02/17/2016 at 10:12 | Cosmopolitan

It might be time to change your Netflix password. A new report shows that your streaming account isn’t just vulnerable to your exes still using your login to watch terrible TV shows-but it’s also scarily open to hackers looking to steal your personal information.

Lionel Payet, a staffer at computer security firm Symantec, wrote in a blog post that the company has observed hackers using shady techniques to try to get login information from Netflix users. One end goal is to sell the accounts on a black market for cheaper, even as low as 25 cents, according to PC Magazine.

In one scam, primarily affecting users in Brazil, hackers will get software on your computer that looks like Netflix, but is actually malware. Once you open it, it automatically downloads software that steals banking information from your computer.

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