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Tesla and Linus Tech Tips YouTube Channels Hacked by Cryptocurrency Scam

YouTube has been infiltrated by a hacker group and is currently trying to get control back to some huge channels on the platform. Both Linus Tech Tips and Tesla were both hacked as a result of the cryptocurrency scams and played live streams advertised with Elon Musk’s face on them. The streams were discussions around cryptocurrency with a description which detailed Ether and dApps.

At the time of writing, the Linus Tech Tips channel has been terminated by YouTube for violating the terms of service. However, the Tesla channel is still live-streaming the webinar with four people chatting about cryptocurrency. One of which includes Elon Musk himself.

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Throughout the webinar, you can see a QR code floating around the video. This is definitely not something you want to scan and will likely include links to malware and perhaps other hacking attempts. I do suggest you avoid them.

It is unclear whether or not YouTube will reinstate the Linus Tech Tips channel after this termination. However, it is likely the company has simply delisted the channel in the meantime in order to get access to it back. If you see any other large YouTube channels live-streaming this nonsense, avoid it at all costs.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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