Police bust man for selling 1 million Netflix, Spotify passwords

CNET | 3/12/2019 | Claire Reilly
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An Australian man has been arrested after allegedly raking in an estimated AU$300,000 ($211,000) selling stolen login details online.

The man was allegedly behind the website WickedGen.com, which boasted that it had 120,000 users and sold Netflix, Spotify and Hulu logins stolen from almost 1 million accounts.

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Working on a tip-off from the FBI, Australian Federal Police arrested the 21-year-old man on Tuesday, according to a police statement.

"The account details were obtained through credential stuffing, which sees a list of previously stolen or leaked usernames, email addresses and corresponding passwords re-used and sold for unauthorised access," the statement read. "The accounts details were from unknowing victims in Australia and internationally, including the United States."

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