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Phishing emails from legit YouTube address hitting inboxes

07
Apr
2023
Phishing emails from legit YouTube address hitting inboxes

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Phishers are targeting YouTube content creators by leveraging the service’s Share Video by Email feature, which delivers the phishing email from an official YouTube email address ([email protected]).

How the YouTube phishing email scam works?

The email informs the targets of a new monetization policy, new rules, and prompts them to view a video. The email also contains and points to a document hosted on Google Drive and provides the password for opening it. Finally, the recipients are informed that they have a 7-day deadline to respond, or else they won’t be able to access their accounts.

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