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.