Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Youtube Creator’s Account hacked by BTC Scammers, reports Jon Prosser
Apple leaker Jon Prosser's YouTube channel has been hacked by Bitcoin scammers. He believes the attackers have already stolen $4000.
By Shilika · Aug 6, 2020 . 4min read
In a recent tweet, a Youtube creator reported the hack of his Youtube channel with 262,000 subscribers for Bitcoins. The channel belongs to Jon Prosser, who is known for his Apple leaks. The channel in question is known as ‘Front Page Tech’.
Prosser reported the hack to YouTube earlier today. The response from YouTube, however, lacked urgency. Hackers managed to gain access to his account and deleted all his videos, which includes more than seven years of material. The only video available on his channel, whose name had now been changed to ‘NASA [News]’, was a live stream video titled ‘Elon Musk, SpaceX Dragon & NASA Astronauts Return To Earth & Dragon Crew Demo-2 Keynote’.
Prosser tweeted that the hackers stole more than $4000 in Bitcoin through the hack. YouTube took a while to take any action. Eventually, they gave in to the pressure put on them by Prosser’s followers and took down the channel.
Many users on Twitter pointed out the vulnerability of YouTube’s 2-factor authentication (2FA) system. Prosser believes that the hackers gained access to his account through a SIM-swap, and then bypassed the 2FA with ease. Hackers are targeting YouTube channels more and more off late. Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse had their accounts targeted. Wozniak has even gone to the extent of filing a lawsuit against YouTube. He believes the company is actively profiting off the scams.
Cointelegraph believes that the hack on Prosser’s account is related to hacks on other channels from earlier this week. In a similar scam, hackers attacked accounts with 250,000-300,000 followers and left up a live stream video very similar to the one on Prosser’s channel.
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