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Huge risks of online streaming data breach incidents

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There can be huge risks when it comes to online streaming data breach incidents, with research showing that they’re one of the biggest targets for cybercriminals.

And it makes sense as to why they’re a huge target as well. Not only could they gain financial information from your account, but they could also use your account for pirating as well.

Online streaming is growing and growing in popularity, so there’s no way that it will be left behind when it comes to targets for cybercriminals and hackers. It can be so easy for accounts to be breached, so you need to make sure to do all you can to protect yourself. And know your rights when it’s not your fault!

Numbers of online streaming data breach incidents

The numbers when it comes to online streaming data breach incidents are staggering. Not all of them are successful, but it’s understood that there are hundreds of millions of attempts every year by cybercriminals to break into online streaming accounts. It can be platforms themselves who are targeted, or credential stuffing is used to try and break into accounts with stolen credentials.

Credential stuffing, in case you’re not aware, is using stolen login information to attempt to break into other platforms. With many people still reusing passwords and usernames across multiple sites, you’re at risk of information stolen in one breach then being used to break into your other accounts.

And its easy to do. There’s software that can be used to carry out a credential stuffing attack so there’s barely any effort on the part of the criminals.

A reminder about good security practises

The fact that many online streaming data breach incidents take place because of credential stuffing is a reminder about good practice when it comes to protecting yourself from attacks.

Never reuse passwords and credentials. Never use simple and obvious passwords, like “12345” or your name backwards. There’s software that can be used to guess easy passwords as well, so you’re opening yourself up to being easily hacked by failing to have good passwords in place.

And always change your password if you see news of an incident that affects you. In fact, this is also a stark reminder as to how there isn’t such thing as a “minor” data breach when it comes to login information. Once it’s stolen, it could be used to get into other platforms.

When it’s not your fault, give us a call

If you’re involved in an online streaming data breach  incident and you’ve become a victim through no fault of your own, there’s action you can take.

We represent victims who are claiming for data breach compensation, and we have been doing so for years. Thousands of people have come to us for help over the years we’ve been fighting for data breach justice, and we’re involved in over 25 different group and multi-party actions.

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First published by Matthew on May 15, 2019
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