Netflix is one of the most popular and well-known streaming services. The platform has become an essential part of many people’s daily entertainment routines. Unfortunately, like any online service, Netflix accounts can be vulnerable to hacking.
You might not think something as benign as Netflix could represent a security risk to your business. In most cases, your company laptop (as well as any devices your spouse or children might use) are connected to the same home network as your streaming services. This gives cyber-criminals an easy way to gain a foothold into your equipment.
Hackers take advantage of “phishing overload.” Once they breach your account, they’re usually quiet for a bit, hoping you’ll mistake the Netflix suspicious login warning for a fake.
Here are some things to do right away if you fear your account is hacked:
1. Go to the Netflix site & try to log in.
2. If you can log in, change your password immediately.
3. If you can log in, remove any strange payment methods
4. Contact Netflix support and let them know that you think you’ve been compromised (don’t skip this step).
5. Watch your bank statements.
6. Change the password for other accounts that used the same one as your Netflix account.