- Carryminati’s Gaming Youtube Channel CarryisLive Hacked today; It replicates The Bitcoin Twitter Hack Carried Out 10 Days Ago.
- CarryisLive is his gaming channel that was taken over by miscreants, and a stream was displayed that asked for Bitcoin.
- ‘Ethereum Earning Call’ and CHARITY STREAM: HELP ASSAM & BIHAR’ were the two streams that were affected as a result of the hack.
Famous Indian YouTuber Ajey Nagar, popularly known as CarryMinati, is the latest victim of a bitcoin scam being carried out on various social platforms by hackers. CarryisLive is his gaming YouTube channel that was taken over by miscreants, and a stream was displayed that asked for Bitcoin. Two videos were being simultaneously run from his account that asked for donations in Bitcoin. ‘Ethereum Earning Call’ and CHARITY STREAM: HELP ASSAM & BIHAR’ were the two streams that were affected as a result of the hack.
Apology and offer of help by YouTubeIndia
In a Twitter statement early this morning, CarryMinati stated that his account had been hacked and requested help from YouTubeIndia. Subsequently, fans started posting about the vulnerability posed by hackers on YouTube, and the idol was soon trending on Twitter.
@YouTubeIndia My channel Carryislive has been hacked, need immediate assistance.
— Ajey Nagar (@CarryMinati) July 24, 2020
Soon after the hack was discovered and the YouTuber’s tweet, YouTubeIndia apologized for the situation at hand and offered to help him out via a private conversation. The previous Twitter hacks carried out took away millions of dollars with it, and users were left helpless. However, CarryMinati’s official account was safe from the hack, a media house reported.
We're really sorry this happened. Mind following us so we can continue with next steps over DM?
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) July 24, 2020
The lawsuit filed against YouTube by Apple co-founder
It has become effortless to hack YouTube accounts, given its depth and accessibility. In a lawsuit filed yesterday by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniack, it was alleged that YouTube profits from scams unearthed on their platform. Furthermore, the lawsuit claimed that images and videos of the co-founder were easily used to access accounts and defraud users on social media.
In Steve’s account, hackers used his images and raised bitcoin by claiming that Steve would return double the amount paid at the requested URL. Wozniack, along with 17 other plaintiffs, has said that YouTube is aware of such activities and has not taken the required procedures to stop them.
Crypto giveaways are on the surge
A fake SpaceX YouTube account took away $150,000 last month and left Elon Musk perplexed. A report claimed that hackers have vanished with approximately $24 million in the first six months of 2020. Lastly, it is claimed that YouTube helped scammers to steal $130,000 from the total. Crypto giveaways rob users of their digital currencies with a promise of remarkable returns.