How To Find Out If Your Netflix Account Has Been Hacked
If you're a subscriber to any number of online streaming services, including Netflix, HBO Go, and Spotify, someone may be using your account without you even knowing. Here's how to find out, and what you can do about it:
Reports coming out this week say that hackers have been selling stolen log-in info for a number of movie, TV, and music streaming services.
Basically, someone could be using the Netflix account that you pay for monthly, without you even knowing it.
Here's how to find out if you're a Netflix hack victim:
- Log into your Netflix account and take a look at the "Recently Watched" section.
- If you see movies or programs that you know that you haven't watched, someone may be piggybacking on your subscription.
- Another indication is to take a look at the "Profiles" on your account. Are there any that you know that you didn't create?
How you can fix it:
- First, change your password. Make sure that it's a secure, hard to guess password.
- Then, go into your Netflix "Account" page and click the link to "Sign out of all devices".
- This will force any devices that are using your Netflix account to get locked out. You'll have to sign back in, and if you share your Netflix subscription with anyone, you'll have to give them your new login credentials, but it will also force out any unauthorized users.
Of course, if you do have to give family members your new login info, it's always best to do it in person, rather than over email or text to reduce the chance of the info being intercepted.