• Mon. Feb 27th, 2023

A hacker accessed my Netflix, watched every episode of one show and left a creepy message

ByGurinderbir Singh

Feb 24, 2023

Sure, your brother and mom are using your Netflix account. Who else could be stealing your service or personal data from the app?

The following is a modern-day horror story. It speaks to one fear many ordinary people have about their online accounts. Strangers getting their dirty little fingers into their streaming services, browsing history or email inboxes.

One user reported their Netflix account showed a watch history they didn’t recognise.

One day, they simply found that every episode of Cocomelon had been watched inexplicably. What exactly was going on?

Things only got worse from then, however.

After dropping by the My List page, they found something genuinely haunting waiting for them: a message, delivered through favourites titles the user didn’t add themselves.

It said, “Thanks for Everything”, “You”, “Legend”.

Talk about … weird.

Somebody in the Arabic Peninsula had accessed the account. The country Oman is halfway across the world. It wasn’t until the account holder got a notification about a new device login that she realised what was happening.

This story was one we seriously couldn’t believe.

Netflix shares the following safety precautions you can take to keep your account secure:

– Use a unique, strong password.

– Actively sign out of unauthorised devices.

– Be on the lookout for phishing sites and correspondence.

– Always report suspicious activity you notice on your account.

This article was originally published by the New York Post and reproduced with permission

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