A few days ago, a similar scam was seen on Twitter. However, Twitter instantly took this into notice and removed all those scam posts and restricted high-profile accounts from tweeting. On Youtube, the hackers also requested people to send cryptocurrency, promising they will double it. Hackers also started a live stream claiming they are giving away 5000 BTC and Elon Musk picture was used as the thumbnail on those live streams. YouTube Cryptocurrency Scam is still ongoing.
The scam has been going on Youtube for quite a while now. However, it was taken seriously after the famous Indian Youtuber Carryminati youtube account got hacked.
BREAKING: Carry Minati youtube channel “CarryIsLive” hacked. Hacker live-streamed 2 videos asking for Bitcoin & Ethereum. The first video titled “Ethereum Earning Call” claimed giving free Bitcoin & Ethereum. 2nd video titled is “CHARITY STREAM: HELP ASSAM & BIHAR”
The same thing happened on Twitter, hackers hacked the high-profile accounts having a huge amount of following. Hackers published from those accounts that if they send bitcoin to this address, they will double it. Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, etc were hacked.
Carry Minati was not the only one. On Twitter, people are demanding help from Youtube to recover their hacked accounts.
My YouTube channel Bong Rant has been hacked.— Surajit Das (@suro_jitt) July 27, 2020
There was 18 thousand subscribers.
I cannot recover the email.
Hacker removes every recovery option like phone number and another email.
Please help me.@google @gmail @teamyoutube @youtubeindia @youtubecreators pic.twitter.com/O5jbmZlA5I
Apple co-founder sues Youtube
Last month, hackers impersonating as Elon Musk made at least $150,000 by hosting multiple live streams on Youtube. On seeing these security breaches Lawyer Joe Cotchett said:
When Twitter was hit with a massive hack of 130 celebrity accounts, they were quick to shut down the Bitcoin scam in a day. In stark contrast, the complaint alleges that YouTube knowingly allowed the Bitcoin scam to go on for months promoted it and profited from it by selling targeted advertising.
In a statement Mr Wozniak said:
If YouTube had acted quickly to stop this to a reasonable extent, we would not be here now. ouTube, like Google, seems to rely on algorithms and no special effort requiring custom software employed quickly in these cases of criminal activity. If a crime is being committed, you must be able to reach humans capable of stopping it.
Famous YouTube Accounts Hacked: YouTube Cryptocurrency Scam
As mentioned above, Carryminati was not the only one who got hacked. These scams and hacks are ongoing. Yesterday, Famous Youtube Raza Samo Youtube account got hacked and he is also requesting Youtube to recover his account. His account credentials were changed and live streams were hosted on his channel. YouTube Cryptocurrency Scam was done using his account.
We're really sorry to hear that – we've sent you a DM. Let's continue our convo there.— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) July 27, 2020
The Black Label Youtube Channel also got hacked a few days ago, Somi confirmed. However, no scam was mentioned. If recently your YouTube channel got hacked, you can ask them for help by using #YoutubeTeam on Twitter.
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