Netflix users have been thrown into a bit of a panic this morning, with reports that the streaming site has been linked to hacking.
There’s a buried corner of the internet that’s branded the Dark Web. As you can probably tell by the name, it’s a place void of light and goodness.
Just think about the talk Simba and Mufasa have in The Lion King – you definitely don’t want to venture where the light doesn’t touch. And it’s a part of the internet that can only be accessed with certain unknown browsers. It’s home to illegal things.
Speaking to Tech Insider, Intel Security’s vice president Raj Samani explains: ‘We found pretty much everything possible available for sale [on the Dark Web]’.
Basically, this hacking means that your Netflix log-in details, or other subscription services for that matter, could be available to view, or buy, on the Dark Web.
So, how exactly do you tell?
There are a few easy steps you can take to check.
You can head to this website and use the email address connected to your Netflix account, to find out whether you have been hacked.
It’s probably also a good idea to take a look through your ‘recently viewed’ list, to see if anything pops up that you definitely haven’t been watching.
If you’re worried, you can change your password, and also choose to ‘sign out of all devices’. This can be found in the Settings section, under My Account.
And then you’ll be free to carry on enjoying Netflix in peace.