The scammers posted videos on theirs profiles with text in which viewers were asked to send money to the hackers’ wallets

​Crypto bloggers on YouTube fall victim to hacking and scamming attempts

24.01.2022 - 12:45


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What’s new? On January 23, the hackers attacked several popular accounts of cryptocurrency YouTube bloggers. The scammers posted unauthorized videos on theirs profiles with text that asks viewers to send money to the hackers’ wallets. Accounts that have been attacked include BitBoy Crypto, Altcoin Buzz, Box Mining, Floyd Mayweather, Ivan on Tech, The Moon, and others.

What do the bloggers say? Michael Gu revealed that his YouTube channel Boxmining posted a video without his permission.

“Luckily we caught it within two mins of the video going live and managed to delete it. By that time there were already views and comments from my community.”

The founder of the Altcoin Buzz YouTube channel, Shash Gupta, added that he noticed something was wrong at around 1 am Singapore time when an unauthorized video was posted on his channel.

“It is pretty unclear what happened. I am talking to Youtube to get to understand the matter and avoid such further breaches.”

Another cryptocurrency YouTuber, Richard Heart, posted on Twitter that his channel had been blocked in the middle of a livestream. He believes this fact indicates that YouTube was aware of what was going on.


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