Massive wave of account hijacks hits YouTube creators

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  1. mood

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    Massive wave of account hijacks hits YouTube creators
    appears to be a coordinated attack
    September 23, 2019
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/massive-wave-of-account-hijacks-hits-youtube-creators/
     
  2. Minimalist

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    Google pushes back on scale of YouTube phishing threat
    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252471181/Google-pushes-back-on-scale-of-YouTube-phishing-threat
     
  3. mood

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    YouTube channel credentials in high demand on hacker forums
    June 3, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...-credentials-in-high-demand-on-hacker-forums/
    IntSights: Stolen YouTube Credentials Growing in Popularity on Dark Web Forums
     
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    Google: YouTubers’ accounts hijacked with cookie-stealing malware
    October 20, 2021
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...counts-hijacked-with-cookie-stealing-malware/
    Google: Phishing campaign targets YouTube creators with cookie theft malware
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    The question is, what type of AV were all of these infected people using? And I would also like to know a bit more about how this cookie stealing malware operates, strangely enough not that many anti-malware tools are focused on this. Only HitmanPro.Alert recently added anti-cookie grabbing protection, but SpyShelter doesn't block access to browser cookies AFAIK. Apparently, this stuff can even bypass 2FA account protection, what the hell?
     
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