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Do you have an account on youtube? Could be for sale on the black market

June 5, 2020

Researchers at cyber security company IntSights are warning of an increase in sales and auctions in the “dark web” of stolen credentials.

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Do you have an account on youtube? Could be for sale on the black marketDo you have an account on youtube? Could be for sale on the black market


There has been an increase in cyber attacks in recent weeks Phishing and malwareMany of them on the pretext of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, a new trend has been observed on the black market for selling and auctioning credentials stolen from YouTube channel accounts.

A report by the cyber security company IntSights found that this phenomenon occurs regardless of the number of followers on the channels. Cyber ​​criminals hijack the channels and ask the rightful owner to pay a ransom to get his account back.

YouTube’s support service is full of complaints from users who are suffering from these channel hijackings, the report said.

In order not to be another victim Change your passwords and activate authentication in two steps. This creates an additional protective layer that hinders the work of cybercriminals.