The attackers created a fake account of Google founder Sergey Brin on YouTube and made promises on his behalfgiveaway 5000 BTC. At a certain moment, over 100 thousand people watched the live broadcast - in a small window they showed Brin's old performance, and against his background they promoted a fraudulent scheme.
The organizers have traditionally offered to transfer from 0.1 to 25 BTC in bitcoins to their account in order to get twice as much. Such schemes were popular on Twitter in 2017-2018.
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On the one-page website, on behalf of Brin, it says:that in this way it «promotes mass adoption of Bitcoin». The counter on the site shows fake new transactions approximately every 10 seconds.
At the time of writing on the designated attackersthe wallet has 0.73 BTC. It received only six transactions. The other wallet that appeared on the YouTube video has 5.65 BTC. The funds arrived today, May 17, in fifteen transactions.
Recall that earlier on YouTube they discovered a fake account of the head of Ripple Brad Garlinghouse, on behalf of which scammers announced the distribution of 50 million XRP in exchange for user tokens.
In April, fintech startup and its CEO sued video hosting, accusing them of damaging their reputation. The plaintiffs said that a subsidiary of Google does not take any action against fraudsters.