Security experts are threatened by the growing dark web demand for access to YouTube users’ accounts. IntSights explained that recently there had been an uptick in demand for stolen credentials for the prominent YouTube accounts.
While account access can be used to launch fraud scams against viewers or conduct malware attacks, it can be used to blackmail the account owners as well.
In the past, attackers used more sophisticated phishing campaigns in combination with reverse proxy toolkits such as Modlishka to defeat Google’s two-step verification systems. Still, it is highly recommended to opt-in for additional security steps, having a properly patched computer based on risk-analysis and encrypting the system using a recovery phone number or email.
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