Massive wave of account hijacks hits YouTube creators
As part of an ongoing coordinated hacking campaign, threat actors have recently taken over several popular YouTube creator accounts, including a number of channels tailoring to the car community.
The attackers seem to be targeting channel owners with phishing messages that lead to fake Google websites where victims are asked to enter their login credentials. These credentials are harvested by the crooks and subsequently used to take control of Google accounts and the YouTube channels linked to those accounts. The hackers then re-assign those channels to new owners and change the channel URLs. The hacked channels are likely being offered for sale on underground forums.