A number of the users of YouTube have come out of their bathroom, after they fall into phishing scams: they will receive the e-mail is apparently legitimate, asking you to send in the information, or clicks on a link. When you do this, the attackers will steal your account, take away your old videos, and they post spam or misleading content.
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This has happened with alex de Oliveira, who had a canal, called a Connection, The Tech on YouTube. As he explains in the youtube video , which has received the e-mail address of a company in the Netherlands that a couple of the videos on the app; it has come in contact with before.
The message contained a link to the download that would be an anti-virus. He has relied on, and did the download in Windows 10. The file had a trojan called Bluteal Win32/Bluteal.As possible.gearbox.), that is able to send login credentials and browsing history to an attacker.
Shortly after, Alex lost his access to his or her Google account. The attacker could have changed your mobile number for two-step verification, and you have changed your e-mail address for verification. He was not able to access your profile on YouTube.
Alexander came into contact with the support of YouTube, Twitter and the forums for help. The company has come to answer it, but it did not restore the account. Worse still, the attacker is “depenou the channel, delete all of its contents, it was 25 million down the drain,” he said.
Right now, the channel is called “Roger’s View of BCH,” and promises to donate up to 50 thousand units of the Bitcoin Cash’s (BCH) — about$ 100 million to send 2 units to a portfolio of criptomoeda. It’s a remake of an old hit from the prince of nigeria. Roger Ver is an investor who invested in bitcoin early and now promotes it on the BCH.
The robbery of the channel there is on YouTube
The official forum of YouTube has a number of reports in the last month of the first whose accounts were stolen through phishing scams. The channel Marokcelo Tutorial has been changed to the “New Tech” and it received a video in English about how to use Netflix for free and win real money; the banner at the top has not been modified.
In the channel, the Baron, the focus of the game is to PES 2020, went on to receive the cartoon in japanese. When you access the link now, I get the following error message: “this account has been terminated due to violations of recurrent or severe in the policy of YouTube that’s related to spam practices, and content that is misleading or for any other violation of the Terms of Service. He created a second channel, called the Baron’s 2.0.
In the meantime, the owner of the channel, TDFW, explains that he has received two e-mails in late January; one of them used to say that a user is made an administrator of the account; that is, the second message informing you that an attacker has removed as an owner. The channel is now called “Karen, “Games”, and no longer has the videos. The case is still an open question.
The methods used to steal people’s YouTube channels
The situation is serious: a deep knowledge of Google products, providing support on the official forums, has created a video telling YouTubers how to avoid this type of scam.
Recently, the encroachment on the channel due to the share of involuntary the data channels it grew very in YouTube, many developers are being a victim of these scams,” he explains in the video.
These are the main methods used.
- the fake page to login to Google and the creators will receive a link to what it looks like on Google, and it asks for the e-mail address, and a password;
- phishing emails: intruders pretending to be the YouTube video, and then send a spoofed message requesting that the data for the channel is to be suspended;
- malicious programs for the testing program is not launched: the creator gets a link they should provide an unique software, but it does contain a malware.
In this latter case, it was the one that came with the Bill. In the youtube video and visited the web site provided by the raiders: they’ve used the tool, HTTrack for copy the page to the legitimate anti-virus ZoneAlarm, and changed the name to YsGuard, and with a link shortened by the Bitly.
It is possible to see that the link has been created on a Monday (10), which is the same day as that of the channel of Alexander’s have been hacked, and he has received over 200 clicks and in a matter of hours. The file is hosted on the web site GrosFichiers, is now off the air, but that caused the damage.
YouTube does it take to return to channel stolen
What do you do after the invasion? The deep knowledge of YouTube, prepared a video on the subject: it is recommended to create a topic in the community of the YouTube video describing the problem, here’s the link. Experts tend to answer “in a few days.”
So, in your case you will go through the following steps:
- the specialist will review the information you submitted, and you will pass your channel on to the team at YouTube.
- the YouTube staff will check to see if your channel was actually invaded;
- if it is confirmed that the break-in, the channel will have to be transferred back to your e-mail address.
In this process, the transfer of the canal may be very complex and may take a couple of weeks,” says the video, “you need to be patient”. For example, there is a case that has been resolved in the forum of YouTube, and that is the problem, was informed on the 14th of January and there are still almost a month later, on the 9th of February. The other case was started on the 17th of January, and ended on the 8th of February.
With the help of YouTube, he explains in the youtube video , that the recovery takes a long time because the engineering team that has a great demand and it receives a lot of requests.
In addition to that, the YouTube community can only help in the recovery of the account in the event that you still have access to your e-mail address that is linked to the channel. If you steal your e-mail address, you will first need to recover your Google Account by following the instructions in this help article.
Alexander has decided not to wait and created a channel called the Is the the Alexandre. On his YouTube page, there is a section titled “featured Channels” suggesting that follow the profile of Roger’s View of BCH — yes, that is the account that has been stolen and is being replaced by a coup d criptomoeda.