Source: Storm Simpson/ The South African

Over 27,000 Showmax logins were recently leaked and published on an illicit website. The local streaming service said the leak was an external incident.

Showmax said that its cybersecurity team initiated an investigation as soon as it was notified about the publication of subscriber details on the illicit website.

“Our initial investigation showed that some of our customers’ emails and passwords were compromised.

“However, customer financial information remains secure. The affected data is no longer available online, and all impacted customers have been notified and advised to reset their passwords,” said the platform.

Tech publication MyBroadBand reported it discovered a hacker forum post that claimed to offer over 27,000 Showmax usernames and passwords. News24 reported that all affected users were logged out of their accounts.


Showmax said protecting the security and privacy of customers was a top priority, and emphasized the leak was an external incident and there was no breach of the streaming platform’s databases.

“We strictly adhere to privacy regulations and are committed to improving our security measures to protect our customers’ valuable information. Rest assured that we are taking all necessary steps to ensure the continued safety of your data. We will keep you updated on any developments.”

Source: Storm Simpson/ The South African