YouTube is warning users about this scam email: All the details (Image credit- Times of India)
Google warns that phishing emails imitating YouTube are spreading like wildfire.
Because the hackers sending these fraudulent emails utilize an email address that appears extremely legitimate, the internet search giant is now alerting users. Google published the cautionary note via a blog post on the official YouTube Community.
Recently, both domestic and foreign YouTubers have reported receiving phishing emails that falsely impersonate YouTube channels, according to Google.
The most recent reports claim that emails with malicious attachments are being sent from the “[email protected]” email address.
Many consumers are falling for it since it appears to be a valid YT email address. The links included in the email message should not be clicked, Google cautioned the public, as doing so could result in hacking.
According to Google, the hackers behind this most recent operation will use the names “The YouTube team sent you a video” and “YouTube Policy change” to make its victims feel under pressure.
Cybercriminals also terrify YouTube subscribers by claiming that their accounts will be blocked after seven days.
To prevent cyber theft, Google strongly advises YouTube viewers to disregard any messages they receive from the aforementioned email address.
The best thing you can do is check the official YouTube app to see if there have been any changes to the rules since the current YouTube-impersonating phishing email campaign appears to be authentic.
However, the greatest thing you can do is check your bank accounts if you ever unintentionally click the linked file or the video on the malicious email message.
Contact your bank’s customer support right away if any odd behavior is occurring for assistance.
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