Linus Tech Tips Crypto Scam
• Famous YouTuber Linus Sebastian had his channel hacked to broadcast two crypto scams.
• The hackers promoted a fake „Special Crypto Giveaway“ featuring Elon Musk, as well as an AI coin investment scam.
• Twitter is outraged over YouTube’s lack of cautionary measures against phishing attacks.
Overview of Crypto Scam
Linus Sebastian, one of the most popular technology content creators on YouTube, was the latest victim of relentless crypto scammers. His channel, Linus Tech Tips, was hacked and two counterfeit videos were broadcasted to thousands of people in the early hours of Friday morning. The fraudulent „Special Crypto Giveaway“ featured Elon Musk nodding his head to music during a scam campaign that aimed to swindle subscribers out of their money. The second video took advantage of trending keywords related to artificial intelligence and lured viewers into investing in a counterfeit AI coin with the promise of juicy returns.
Resolution and Response
The issue was resolved around seven hours after it occurred and Linus released a new video regarding the incident. Despite the details surrounding the hack being unknown, he maintained his sense humor by posting a ’90s meme about what “really happened” on Twitter. Although similar scams have been occurring for months now with high-profile accounts often targeted, not enough has been done by YouTube in order to prevent them from happening again in the future.
Twitter users are outraged about YouTube not taking sufficient cautionary measures against phishing attacks like this one that victimized Linus Sebastian and his 15 million subscribers. Several media personalities have contacted YouTube about this matter but without much success so far. It remains unclear how many people were actually affected by this scam or if any funds were stolen as part of it.
Overall, this recent crypto scam serves as another reminder that online security should never be taken lightly no matter how reputable your account may be on platforms like YouTube or Twitter. It is important for all users to remain vigilant when it comes to protecting their data and funds online — especially when interacting with unfamiliar services or individuals offering lucrative deals which may seem too good to be true!