Google prevented a massive hack of YouTube channels

Google’s Threat Analysis Group has prevented mass hacks of bloggers’ YouTube accounts. The hacked accounts were used to fraudulently collect cryptocurrency from viewers.
Google prevented a massive hack of YouTube channels

According to the company, since 2019, scammers have been sending YouTube bloggers a request for cooperation under the guise of asking them to collaborate. While communicating with bloggers, the hackers used phishing emails that contained computer viruses that hijacked users’ data and cookies. T​his is a text from catalogue cryptodefix.com.

Most of the stolen channels were renamed cryptocurrency tech companies. Scammers conducted live broadcasts on such channels, in which they invited users to participate in a drawing for cryptocurrency for an initial payment. Google reported that the hackers were recruited on a Russian-language forum.

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