Popular tech YouTuber, Linus Sebastian, became a victim of hackers and lost his main channel Linus Tech Tips with as many as 15.3 million subscribers. Hackers replaced his tech reviews with crypto scam streams this Thursday, forcing YouTube to take down the entire channel to address the situation.
Yes I know -_-
— Linus LinusMediaGroup (@linusgsebastian) March 23, 2023
It seems that the main Linus Tech Tips channel was not the only target of the hackers. They also “invaded” other Linus Media Group channels, including Techquickie and TechLinked, which they tried to “disguise” as the official Tesla channel. It is currently unclear how the hackers managed to gain access to the channels, but Sebastian announced on Twitter that he was aware of the problem, and wrote on the Floatplane social network that he was working with Google to restore access and improve security.
Sebastian also promised to reveal all the details in his podcast but noted that it might not be this week. In any case, this is not the first case of YouTubers losing access to channels in this way. As a reminder, last year the Vevo channels of various popular musicians were hacked in this way, including Eminem, Drake, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and others.