YouTube creators have been hacked2019-09-23 17:41 by Daniela
Cyber criminals have targeted a number of YouTube creators over the weekend in order to take control of popular YouTube channels from their actual owners. The YouTube account hijacks appeared to target those in the YouTube creator car community, resulting in a flood of complaints on Twitter and YouTube’s support forum.
The hackers used phishing attacks to steal the credentials of channel owners. Many owners revealed that the hackers sent them mails that lured them to phishing sites, which appeared like Google login pages. After owners entered their YouTube credentials, the attackers used the details to log in to Google accounts and to re-assign the channels to new owners.
"The vulnerability here is still the human," James Houghton, the CEO of Phishing Tackle, said. "This attack relies on an individual clicking and following a click before checking the basics... [It's a] lack of knowledge surrounding what to look out for in a phishing email and conversely what to look for in a legitimate email."
If your YouTube channel has been impacted by these waves of cyberattacks, you can start the account recovery process with Google now.
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