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netflix dark web stolen

The dark web is perhaps better known as a place to buy highly illegal items like drugs and weapons, but now it also stocks stolen subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix.

Hackers are offering a lifetime subscription to Netflix for just $0.50 (32p). A lifetime's subscription of music streaming service Spotify will set you back just $1.95 (£1.27).

Those selling the services have even gone so far as to set up their own help desks to troubleshoot any problems users might have.

Of course we wouldn't recommend you shop here for anything. Not unless you fancy a visit from the police sometime soon.

The offers were spotted by security firm McAfee Labs.

Seeing as the accounts are stolen, you might think the owner would shut down access as soon as they realised. But not necessarily.

"I don't want to call it a risk-free transaction but they try to make it as risk-free as they possibly can," Raj Samani, CTO of Intel Security, told Tech Insider. Some even "guarantee" you'll have a lifetime subscription, he added.

According to Samani, these accounts are probably based on both stolen credit card and account information.

The marketplaces selling the stolen subscriptions can only be accessed using a special browser called TOR that hides your IP address.


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