Vloggers- the latest victims of phishing attacks
Phishing attacks are not only getting more sophisticated but they are also expanding their horizons. The latest target? YouTube vloggers.
There is no doubt that YouTube is an influential and effective platform for a variety of creators, entrepreneurs and organizations. It offers content creators from diverse domains the opportunity to showcase their skills and passions as well as to communicate ideas and share knowledge.
This incident just shows that no matter how big or small you are, you can never be sure that your inbox is safe, from malicious attacks. Currently, a media report revealed that YouTube creators are being targeted and their accounts are being hijacked. Most of the creators suffering from these attacks primarily belong to a set of users that review cars and offer insight into auto-tuning.
How did this happen
Hackers used phishing emails to dupe their prospective victims to click on pages that resemble the Google login page. According to ZDNet, this enabled hackers to collect account credentials and thus gain access to YouTube accounts. YouTube Channels from Indian content creators have also been affected and there is an influx of complaints and concerns regarding the issue on Twitter.
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