YouTube Draws Fire Over Crypto Scam Targeting Linus Tech Tips
• Linus Sebastian, one of the most popular content creators on YouTube, fell victim to the ongoing scourge of relentless crypto scammers.
• The fraudsters hacked his Linus Tech Tips channel and posted two counterfeit videos featuring Elon Musk.
• Twitter is outraged about YouTube not taking cautionary measures to prevent phishing scams.
Crypto Scam Hits Linus Tech Tips
Linus Sebastian, one of the most popular content creators on YouTube, recently fell victim to a crypto scam. The fraudsters had hacked his Linus Tech Tips channel in the early hours of Friday morning and posted two counterfeit videos featuring Elon Musk. Twitter is outraged about YouTube not taking cautionary measures to prevent phishing scams like this from occurring again in the future.
Fraudulent Videos Broadcasted To Thousands
The counterfeit „Special Crypto Giveaway“ was broadcasted to thousands of people through the hacked channel. The second video took advantage of trending keywords related to artificial intelligence and lured viewers into investing in a non-existent AI coin with promises of high returns.
YouTube Responds After Seven Hours
It took seven hours for YouTube to respond and resolve the issue after it was reported by many media personalities but still there are no clear answers as to why these hacks keep happening or what can be done to stop them in the future.
Linus Copes With Sense Of Humor
Despite falling victim to this scam, Linus did not lose his sense of humor and even made a joke out of it by posting an old meme on Twitter describing what happened during this incident.
Hacks such as these have been going on for months now, with high-profile YouTube accounts often targeted. It’s unclear how many people might have fallen prey to these criminals but it’s certain that something needs to be done before more people become victims of such malicious attacks in the future.