Showmax confirms credential leak, denies it's a brute-force

I haven't seen them warn anyone. I mean, they have your username and password they can not only change your credentials, but have access to it. All Showmax will do is go, 'meh'. It is not only a bad practice, but also a bad attitude not to be transparent with access credentials. Playing loose with access has consequences.

Once a username and password is out in the wild, irrespective where 2FA/MFA may apply, it is a risk which must immediately be mitigated in cooperation with your users.
 
What does this mean are they going to force me to watch the House wives of xxxx now?
 
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“While this incident had no relation to brute-force hacking activities, we strictly adhere to privacy regulations and employ industry-standard security measures to protect our customers’ valuable information on our platform from all security threats,” MultiChoice said.
Something tells me that Monochoice failed to comprehend the question (did not understand what brute-forcing or cracking a password actually means).

All of Monochoice's claims of protecting personal information and "industry-standard security measures" reek of pure BS, the only audience for such BS is mushroom farmers.
 
When was Showmax planning to disclose the breach? PoPI is signed into law, right?
 
When was Showmax planning to disclose the breach? PoPI is signed into law, right?
actually sounds like its the showmax users on DSTV packages (that is those subscribed to showmax under the DSTV umbrella) - but hard to know for sure.
 
actually sounds like its the showmax users on DSTV packages (that is those subscribed to showmax under the DSTV umbrella) - but hard to know for sure.
We'd know, if they disclose the breach as they are legally required to do.
 
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