Pierluigi Paganini September 15, 2022
Experts warn of self-spreading malware targeting gamers looking for cheats on YouTube

Threat actors target gamers looking for cheats on YouTube with the RedLine Stealer information-stealing malware and crypto miners Researchers from Kaspersky have spotted a self-extracting archive, served to gamers looking for cheats on YouTube, that was employed to deliver the RedLine Stealer information-stealing malware and crypto miners. The RedLine malware allows operators to steal several […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2022
Scammers live-streamed on YouTube a fake Apple crypto event

Scammers live-streamed on YouTube an old interview with Tim Cook as part of a fake Apple crypto event, and tens of thousands of users viewed it. Cybercriminals were live-streaming on YouTube an old interview with Tim Cook as part of a fake Apple crypto event, and tens of thousands of users viewed it. The interview […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 25, 2019
PewDiePie ransomware oblige users subscribe to PewDiePie YouTube channel

It is a battle with no holds barred between T-Series and PewDiePie, their fans are spreading the PewDiePie ransomware to force users to subscribe to PewDiePie Youtube channel. The story I’m going to tell you is another chapter of the battle between the most followed Youtuber T-Series and PewDiePie. T-Series is an Indian music company, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2018
Hacker hijacks printers worldwide to promote popular YouTube channel

The TheHackerGiraffe used the Printer Exploitation Toolkit (PRET) to hijack +50k vulnerable printers to Promote PewDiePie YouTube Channel. An anonymous hacker hijacked over 50,000 internet-connected printers worldwide to print out messages promoting the subscription to the PewDiePie YouTube channel. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, is a popular Swedish Youtuber, comedian, and video game commentator, formerly best known for his Let’s Play commentaries […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 28, 2018
How to deliver malware using weaponized Microsoft Office docs embedding YouTube video

Researchers at Cymulate security firm devised a new stealthy technique to deliver malware leveraging videos embedded into weaponized Microsoft Office Documents. The technique could be used to execute JavaScript code when a user clicks on a weaponized YouTube video thumbnail embedded in a Weaponized Office document. Experts pointed out that no message is displayed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2016
Scammers advertise backdoored phishing templates on YouTube

Security experts from Proofpoint firm observed scammers exploiting YouTube to promote their backdoored phishing templates. According to experts from the security firm Proofpoint, scammers are advertising on YouTube backdoored phishing templates offering also “how-to” videos and manuals. It is not a novelty, cyber criminals are switching on legitimate websites to propose their products and services. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 06, 2015
The Turkish Government banned YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

The Turkish Government has blocked the access to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in the country over Istanbul prosecutor siege images. Once again, I’m writing about online censorship, once again the protagonist is the Turkish Government that this time has blocked the access to popular social media sites, including Twitter and YouTube. The ban follows a court ruling […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2015
There was a flaw in YouTube that allowed removal of any video

A Russian researcher has discovered a critical vulnerability in YouTube that could have been exploited by a hacker to delete any video from the website. The Russian security researcher Kamil Hismatullin has discovered a critical flaw in YouTube that could be exploited by attackers to delete any video the popular video sharing service. The bug hunter is […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2015
Click-fraud malware drives millions of views to YouTube videos

Scammers are earning advertising revenue by spreading click-fraud malware Tubrosa, which sends compromised computers to their YouTube videos. A new Click-fraud malware campaign aimed at earning money by using the victim’s machine to view YouTube videos and benefits from ads embedded in them. The malicious campaign, discovered by experts at Symantec, has targeted users around the world […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2014
YouTube ads network serving Caphaw Banking Trojan

YouTube users were targeted by a classic drive-by download attack by exploiting client Java software vulnerabilities and serving Caphaw Banking Trojan. What about using YouTube to spread malware? YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos, it has great appeal to the users and represents one of the bastions of the Internet. The website was […]