June 1, 2023


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Linus Tech Tips’ YouTube Channel Was Hacked

Linus Tech Tips’ YouTube Channel Was Hacked

New submitter Kitkoan writes: Hackers had gained control of Linus Tech Tips’ YouTube channel to promote a cryptocurrency scam. Earlier on Thursday, hackers had gained control of the Linus Tech Tips YouTube channel and used it to promote a fake crypto giveaway that falsely used the name of Elon Musk and the Tesla brand (obviously without the permission of either party). Thankfully, the Linus Tech Tips crew quickly worked to re-establish control of the channel, but not before the channel had started two live streams to promote AI, chat GPT, Bitcoin, and their aforementioned (fake) crypto giveaway.

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