Hackers have reportedly figured out how to reactivate peoples' canceled Netflix accounts and start charging them again for monthly subscriptions
- Hackers have been reactivating people's canceled Netflix accounts without their consent, according to a new BBC report.
- After stealing or guessing people's Netflix passwords, hackers were able to reactivate the canceled subscriptions of former Netflix customers without knowing their bank information.
- The hacks were reportedly enabled by the fact that Netflix stores customer data for 10 months after someone cancels their account, including billing information.
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Some Netflix customers who canceled their subscriptions were surprised to see new charges from the video-streaming service on their bank statements months later.Those peoples' accounts were reactivated by hackers without their knowledge, according to a new BBC report. The hackers didn't need users' bank information to reactivate their accounts - all they had to do was log in.
Some affected users have taken to Twitter to complain about the oversight.A Netflix spokesperson did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Netflix told BBC that it values customers' security and users should report suspicious activity on their account to the company directly.
There's a cottage industry for hacked Netflix accounts. Hackers frequently sell login credentials online at discounted prices - a listing for a four-screen Netflix login is currently live on eBay.
Super disappointed with my @netflix customer service experience. Our account was hacked, supposed to have been deactivated, was reactivated by hacker, and continued to use our credit card. We were told to file chargeback and @netflix would not offer refund.- Porter Plant (@PorterPlant) October 29, 2019
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