Protect Yourself: Bitdefender Highlights Surge in YouTube Stream-Jacking Attacks and Advanced Crypto Scams

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Bitdefender, a cybersecurity firm, alerts users to the escalating threat of stream-jacking attacks on YouTube.

Since October 2023, high-profile accounts have fallen victim to crypto doubling scams, evolving into more sophisticated tactics. Threat actors now exploit real news announcements, employing deep fakes to create convincing fake livestreams. These scams prompt viewers to send cryptocurrency, promising to double their funds.

Bitdefender emphasizes the profitability of these operations, urging increased awareness to combat online fraud in the evolving landscape of YouTube security threats.