Twitter and YouTube accounts run by the US military’s Central Command are hijacked by hackers claiming to back Islamic State.
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
Security researchers have discovered a criminal campaign exploiting the YouTube platform, where some of the site’s most popular videos have had malicious adverts displayed alongside them.
Security researchers at Bromium have discovered that hackers were spreading malware onto computers while unsuspecting users were watching YouTube videos.
The drive-by-download attack was distributed via adverts shown on the YouTube website, and used an exploit kit to infect Windows PCs with a version of the Caphaw banking Trojan.
Next time you check out the popular videos on YouTube, should you be wondering if they are *really* popular… or if someone has paid money to artificially boost their apparent number of views?
YouTube has never been home to high quality debate and quality conversations in its comments section.
But Google’s latest changes to the system seem to have brought a new wave of spam and malicious links.
Cybercriminals have created YouTube video downloading plugins for your browser which can lead to your computer being infected with malware, or help them earn money by messing with your browser’s search results or displaying unauthorised adverts.
A TV documentary investigates the mysterious underground business which helps well-known brands and celebrities gain a surprising number of fake fans on Facebook.
Spammers are disguising their emails to pretend to come from YouTube, Google and LinkedIn.
Internet users are being warned about a malware attack that has been spammed out widely, posing as a communication from YouTube about copyrighted video content.
The emails, which have the subject line “Your video may have illegal content”, pretend to come from Google’s YouTube team.
If you get locked out of your Twitter account, would you ask someone to hack it for you?
Hackers have taken control of Microsoft’s official YouTube channel, removing the company’s videos and replaced them with their own.
Sesame Street had its YouTube channel hacked on Sunday, and its highly popular child-friendly videos of muppets like Kermit the frog and the Big Bird replaced with something far less savoury…
The internet is full of offensive trolls – learn the best way of dealing with them, and why it’s important not to pour fuel on the flames.
Facebook users have been hit by another fast-spreading scam today, pretending to be a link to a YouTube video that they have been tagged in.