Sydney man charged done with Netflix, Spotify credential-stuffing, stolen accounts

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Sydney man charged done with Netflix, Spotify credential-stuffing, stolen accounts

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An IT craftsman who allegedly made hundreds of thousands of dollars from selling stolen subscription details also in behalf of streaming services including Netflix and Spotify has been granted bail after surface a Sydney court.

Evan Leslie McMahon, 21, was arrested after the Australian Federal Police were alerted close the FBI to his purported activities via a website called WickedGen.com in May 2018.

It is alleged the account generator operated as about two years, selling details stolen from unbeknownst victims in Australia and everywhere - including the United States - seeking online dues services such as Netflix, Spotify and Hulu.

The AFP alleges the account details were obtained through 'credential stuffing', in which a bibliography of previously-stolen or leaked usernames, email addresses and corresponding passwords are re-used and sold an eye to unauthorised access.

Once the website was shut down, it claimed it had more than 120,000 users and scarcely inseparable million sets of account details.

'Patrol wishes say the administrator of WickedGen made an estimated AUD$300,000 selling the stolen account subscriptions on account of this website, and other similar sites identified from top to bottom the course of investigations,' the AFP said in a account on Wednesday.

McMahon was charged with multiple cybercrime offences and appeared via video unite at Sydney's Central Regional Court on Wednesday.

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