Linus Tech Tips channel is no longer available on YouTube following cryto scamming hack
This is not Linus Sebastian retirement.
Crypto scammers have targeted one of the most popular tech channels on YouTube. Multiple Linus Media Group’s channels are no longer available on YouTube, at least not in the same form they were yesterday.
The most important information right now is that it is not just the main channel with over 15M subscribers that was targeted by hackers. The secondary and just as popular channels TechLinked and Tech Quickie, both having 1.8M and 4.2M subscribers, were hacked as well.
Linus confirms that the team is aware of the problem, and they are working on recovering the channels. This may take some time, though.
Yes I know -_-
— Linus LinusMediaGroup (@linusgsebastian) March 23, 2023
Hackers who have taken over the Group’s channels are now promoting a crypto scam featuring a livestream with Elon Musk. This is sadly a very common problem for YouTube channel takeovers by scammers. A very similar problem recently targeted British eTeknix channel, who have already recovered.
We will not link to those channels right now, and be aware not to follow any of such crypto scams.
Source: YouTube, Overclock3D