Hackers asked for crypto from these accounts and posted unauthorised videos.
The channel owners took the videos down in a matter of minutes.
On Sunday, several prominent cryptocurrency influencers had their official YouTube channels hacked to post unauthorised videos and ask for cryptocurrency from followers. The account of Floyd Mayweather, boxing champion, was also compromised to allow the posting of unauthorized videos.
To receive cryptocurrency from victims, the hackers shared a Binance Smart Chain Video with unauthorized videos. The total amount of transactions from that address was $850, but only nine.
These types of scams aren’t new. There are dozens of YouTube channels that stream videos of interviews with well-known personalities and ask for cryptocurrency from viewers in order to enter giveaways.