Scammers have once again tricked more YouTube users into sending them Bitcoin after hacking several major verified accounts and posting “free gift” videos.
After a Tweet Posted on Aug 5th by Jon Prossercalled his YouTube channel Front page Techwith 262,000 subscribers, was hacked by criminals who changed the name to “NASA” [noticias]”” and they started broadcasting a fake video live that Bitcoin (BTC) gave Elon Musk by SpaceX.
“Hackers Received $ 4,000 Bitcoin So Far”said Prosser. “YouTube tells me to fill out a form and wait ‘a couple of weeks’.
Seven years of Front Page Tech videos have been deleted by scammers. YouTube pulled up the channel about two hours after Prosser found out what was going on, and it’s still offline.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been bypassed completely
Crypto scammers have been targeting YouTube channels for months. stand up like top-class figures like Musk, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Both Garlinghouse and Wozniak filed separate lawsuits against the platform.
However, Prosser’s case has been worrying ever since reported as Hackers used a SIM swap attack to gain access to your channel using your two-factor authentication (2FA).
The error occurs only a day later Scott Melker, also known as “The Wolf of All Streets”, Recommend to the crypto community “never use SMS verification as part of your 2FA”., but an authentication application from a device that remains offline.
Was it a coordinated attack?
Prosser’s channel wasn’t the only target this week.
Rod Breslau, Game advisor Sony Music Entertainment, reported On August 3, other channels live streamed similar SpaceX videos and offered BTC freebies.
Talyta Rocha“Influencer” with 155,000 subscribers was also one of the victims. A channel with 295,000 subscribers was authorized to stream an Ethereum (ETH) scam video for more than an hour at the time of this writing.