The length that scammers will go to dupe people is far and wide. This week’s new scam? Hackers hijacked three YouTube channels and leveraged them to fraudulently collect almost $150,000 in cryptocurrency. What?
The bad actors used these stolen channels to impersonate the official SpaceX YouTube channel. They went so far as to play fake livestream interviews with Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, while promoting bogus cryptocurrency giveaways.
The giveaways were copied off an old-school scamming tactic in which cybercriminals ask for a small payment while promising a large payout for the so-called investment.
The scam worked well because:
According to Knowbe4, Here’s a few takeaways from this scam:
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