Hacker Hijacks Microsoft YouTube Accounts To Broadcast Crypto Ponzi Scam

A hacker has hijacked all of Microsoft’s official YouTube accounts and is broadcasting a cryptocurrency Ponzi scam to all of the company’s subscribers, ZDNet reported Monday. From the report: The hijacked accounts are still streaming at the time of writing, despite being reported to YouTube’s moderators for more than an hour. The hacker is currently live-streaming an old Bill Gates talk on startups that the former Microsoft CEO gave to an audience at Village Global in June 2019. Hackers are live-streaming an altered version of the presentation, but also asking for viewers to participate in a classic “crypto giveway” — where victims are tricked to send a small sum of cryptocurrency to double their earnings but never get any funds in return.

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