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STOLEN NETFLIX accounts: Sydney man faces 20 years jail

STOLEN NETFLIX accounts: Sydney man faces 20 years jail (Threat Actors)

A Sydney man has been arrested and charged with stealing Netflix and Spotify accounts from Australians and selling them for profit. US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation in May last year tipped off the Australian Federal Police about a local link to an “account generator” website named WickedGen.com. The site sold stolen account details for popular entertainment streaming services like Netflix, Spotify and Hulu. The AFP on Tuesday raided a property at Dee Why on Sydney’s northern beaches, seizing electronic material and cryptocurrencies – as well as arresting a 21-year-old man. He’s due to appear at Sydney Central Court on Wednesday, facing five charges relating to unauthorised data access, providing technology circumvention, dealing with proceeds of crime, false or misleading information and dealing in identification information. AFP cybercrime manager, acting commander Chris Goldsmid, said stolen entertainment accounts can escalate to more serious financial crimes.

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