Tech News Desk – Nowadays, if people do not know how to run any software or gadget, then they immediately go to Google or YouTube. Most of the people prefer to visit YouTube because there they can easily see through visuals how to do a work. If you also watch a lot of tutorial videos on YouTube then be alert because hackers are installing malware in your device on the pretext of these videos. Tell them how this whole game is going. Researchers at cyber security firm CloudSec said the number of frauds perpetrated through YouTube videos has increased by 200 to 300 percent. Hackers are installing malware like Vidar, RedLine and Raccoon in people’s systems through these videos.
Actually, this happens when you watch a tutorial video, then in the description below you are given a link to that app or software so that you can easily download it. In these links, hackers hide malware that gets installed in your system and then steal your personal information like bank details etc. Especially through such videos where people get the cracked version of any software or app. As some people do not want to run the paid version of Adobe Premiere Pro, they find a way to download the cracked version of the software from YouTube and this is where the scam starts.
In the video you are told that you can directly download the app or software from the link given below. As soon as people download the software through this link, their system gets into the hands of hackers and then they steal the information. It has also been told in the research that every hour 5 to 10 crack software videos are uploaded on YouTube, through which users get trapped in this trap. Even YouTube’s algorithm is not able to easily identify such videos.