Hackers target Roku users: 15,000 accounts sold online for cheap

If you’re a Roku owner, this is the kind of spoiler you don’t mind getting spoiled: 15,000 Roku accounts are being jacked by hackers, and here’s the kicker: they’re being flogged online for less than a pack of gum. The compromised accounts reportedly fall victim to a credential stuffing attack, a technique in which hackers wield sets of usernames and passwords leaked from previous data breaches to gain unauthorized access to consumer accounts. According to¬†BleepingComputer, hackers change passwords and email addresses once they are inside a user’s account, effectively locking the rightful owners out. At this point, the hackers lived it up, using stolen credit card details to shop until they dropped on streaming subscriptions and hardware purchases. While such a mechanism may seem overly complicated, it’s important to remember that Roku has made things relatively convenient for its users, perhaps too convenient sometimes. Image: KnowTechie What is Roku, and what does it do? Roku users can manage all their streaming subscriptions through one platform. This requires them to store their credit card details online, which provides a playground for hackers who crack a user’s credentials. One detail from this incident that staggers belief is the price point. Sites in the internet’s darkest corners, commonly referred to the dark web, are selling these pilfered Roku accounts for the paltry price of $0.50 each. Tom’s Guide¬†mentions that these stolen login details lead to fraudulent purchases, where cameras, remotes, and soundbars are bought on unsuspecting users’ dimes. Here’s what Roku owners can…Hackers target Roku users: 15,000 accounts sold online for cheap

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