YouTube channel LinusTechTips under attack by hackers, the platform will increase security?

Popular tech YouTuber Linus Sebastian is facing an attack on his YouTube accounts. Hundreds of videos have disappeared from the main and several minor channels, instead the attackers are broadcasting a fake livestream with the aim of extorting cryptocurrency from viewers.

If you have a large number of subscriptions on YouTube, you may have already encountered a similar hacking attack. The attackers get into an account with more subscribers, delete all the videos uploaded so far (at best, just hide them) and start broadcasting a fake livestream with Elon Musk.

The channels of technical YouTuber Linus also suffered a similar fate on Thursday morning CET. In addition to his main channel with 15 million subscribers, TechLinked and TechQuickie accounts with another million subscribers were also targeted.

The affected channels are currently unavailable. Linus himself shared information on the Floatplane platform where he describes the current state. The company is dealing with the attack with Google, and we should learn more details in one of the following WAN Show streams.

The hackers most likely got into the channel’s administration through the practice of social engineering. Given the number of similar hacks on YouTube, it is clear that the platform does not offer sufficient means of security. That’s exactly what Linus would like to change.

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