- Many crypto scammers have different ways on how they go about their business.
- Earlier this year, some scammers got access to some of the biggest Twitter accounts in the world including Barack Obama and Jeff Bezos and scammed many people out of their money.
Many crypto scammers have different ways on how they go about their business. Earlier this year, some scammers got access to some of the biggest Twitter accounts in the world including Barack Obama and Jeff Bezos and scammed many people out of their money.
More recently though, one popular YouTuber has explained how his channel was seized by hackers in order to play out a fake giveaway campaign for the native token to the San Francisco-based company Ripple.
The man who runs Universo Curioso, David Damasceno posted a video recently announcing that cybercriminals took control of his account after receiving a contact request from a specific individual offering him a video editing software.
Of course, the software was fake and called Zenium editor which handles advertising revenues. After the YouTuber installed the application, it was already too late as the damage had been done. The malware was already deployed and took control of his channel.
For those that don’t know, the YouTuber looks into mystery topics, history and science and after the malware had sunk into his account, it got flooded with numerous live broadcasts and recorded videos in relation to fraudulent giveaways with the ripple token. Users were even asked to send up to 150,000 of these tokens to the account (scammers).
Damasceno claims that the hackers asked him for a ransom payment of $10,000 worth in bitcoin if he wanted to regain control of Universo Curioso.
Fortunately for the YouTuber, after six hours he had gained control back of his channel without having to pay them the bitcoin. He then proceeded to remove all the videos related to the scam off his channel.