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Linus Tech Tips 6 meses atrás
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Nitsua 6 meses atrás
Never been 17 seconds early 💀
sfjw 6 meses atrás
Rares Andrei
Rares Andrei 6 meses atrás
So who did this?
Sortofgoodwithtech 6 meses atrás
Jimy Bobjim
Jimy Bobjim 6 meses atrás
@Nitsua same lol
GreenStarbird 6 meses atrás
Tech tip: don’t get hacked
GroteGlon 6 meses atrás
Solid tip, bro.
John_Rafael1 6 meses atrás
Floppy Disk Channel
Floppy Disk Channel 6 meses atrás
Benxify 6 meses atrás
Thanks bro
Cubic 6 meses atrás
Tech tip: never use any tech, how are you gonna have any problems with it then
Karim Jovian
Karim Jovian 2 meses atrás
Almost happened to me but caught quick. Then a month later it happened to my cameraman who has a small passion channel. I felt so bad but used my size to help him get it resolved quick. It shouldn’t be like that, smaller channels are just as important and should be able to get help quick. Let alone the amount of poor people who got scammed
Pritam Davis
Pritam Davis 2 meses atrás
Whats the name of his channel?
Jim Benny
Jim Benny 2 meses atrás
The minions are coming
Xnoob Speakable
Xnoob Speakable Mês atrás
​@Pritam Davisa large amount of people rushing to a channel is not always good
Pritam Davis
Pritam Davis Mês atrás
@Xnoob Speakable agreed
BelgradeMapping Mês atrás
Thankfully the hack was resolved quickly, thanks to you! You are a true friend I feel bad for small channels who get hacked, they just get wiped off the face of the earth and replaced by Elon Musk NFT Bitcoin Tesla Free Double Bitcoin streams.
Poly Clot
Poly Clot 6 meses atrás
In a healthy organization, sh!t actually rolls up the hill, rather than down. Beautifully said, Mr. Linus
Elijah Dungan
Elijah Dungan 6 meses atrás
I've never had a job where shit didn't roll downhill, I think shit only rolls uphill in tech because the people are smart enough to own responsibility. In Healthcare it is all about liability which leads to fingerpointing and the people at the bottom take the blame for failure even when there is poor management and lack of training
David Sauve
David Sauve 6 meses atrás
Already one of my favorites, respect grew immeasurably by owning up and taking responsibility.
Tim McVey
Tim McVey 5 meses atrás
@David Sauve absolutely.
William Eldridge
William Eldridge 5 meses atrás
​@Elijah Dungan nah, I've seen plenty of healthcare organizations that own their shit at every level. It's not just tech.
persona2grata 5 meses atrás
I'm a security data scientist for a bank, which most of the time makes me feel pretty paranoid about the level of care I take when dealing with digital content, but stories like this make me feel a little less crazy.
soul 5 meses atrás
your not crazy enough
MattsoPiratoso 5 meses atrás
You should get even more paranoid depending on your levels. Keep your nogging working and thinking about ways to avoid trouble. (Of course, only if you can deal about that. No use stressing over things you can't deal with.)
persona2grata 5 meses atrás
@MattsoPiratoso Oh I have to be plenty already. I don't know whether it's because of my job or just really advanced data mining, but I've had emails and texts sent to me that used very tangential details about my life to sell the illusion, and my employer has told me straight up that they've found bounties on me and my whole team on the dark web. And I don't even have any real power or anything lol. I'm just a convenient potential entry point, like a lot of others. It's creepy to think about, but that's where we are today. The sophistication of black hats has increased to an almost unbelievable degree.
James Stack
James Stack 5 meses atrás
Not a data scientist, just a lowly sys admin, but I completely understand. Security is such a fragile thing and we are never in control.
Justin The Turtle
Justin The Turtle 6 meses atrás
I love the fact that despite someone on your team making a mistake, you guys are using this to better the company instead of hurt it.
Pete Lind
Pete Lind 6 meses atrás
It's like you need a separate computer with its own address to be in contact with sponsors , totally isolated from other computers . Yeah its a pain in the back , but when there is no access ever made to the creative part , there is nothing anyone can use .
Lex Exceria
Lex Exceria 6 meses atrás
​@Pete Lind hacked by downloading a file. That no one thought about that... That trick is as old as computers itself. Seeing my work tasting it's employees on it regularly. But yeah besides the extra security. Separating prevents a lot. Excellent tip in general, even it's just for yourself,
Lumi Ch. ルミ | LUCIDIA Pro.
those who blames mistakes are fools Linus know that, so instead of punishing the guy who made the mistake he uses it as a learning factor to better secure and improve the company
The Spark
The Spark 5 meses atrás
@Pete Lind We have that in our firm, actually a cheap setup but a pain for us employees ... we can´t goof around in the internet. I have no internet access, I am only allowed to use the software intended for my work plus the fact that the server my work is stored on isn´t connected to the internet either. I think we only have two computers with internet access and they are both strictly regulated .... and we are nobodies in the big picture. I think my boss is paranoid.
FrobergDK 5 meses atrás
I love how DBRAND jumped at the chance to completely troll Linus in his hour of need. Whomever is in charge of their social media must be an epic troll.
Jim Browning
Jim Browning 6 meses atrás
As someone who had a channel deleted (albeit in a different way), I sympathize. Glad Google had your back and I wish they were as responsive for me (took a week, but at least they restored it). - It's good to own up to mistakes; others will learn from this - Perhaps link to the advice you quote in the video and not just a shout out to ThioJoe? Keep up the good work.
aziz 6 meses atrás
oh yeah i remember you took a loooong time to get your channel back that SUCKED
Aziel 6 meses atrás
Naltrex 6 meses atrás
yooo jim browning!
Katze 6 meses atrás
Jim!! 😍
darklajid 6 meses atrás
I like how Linus owned himself by spelling ONE in the code as O W N E
Pepega Professor
Pepega Professor 6 meses atrás
i thought noone else noticed
Anders Nielsen
Anders Nielsen 6 meses atrás
But you remember the code now, don’t you? 😂
Joshua Key
Joshua Key 6 meses atrás
@Pepega Professor lol. i said.. w? hahahaha Love you Linus
LZXTY 6 meses atrás
damn i commented about this when the video came out. 0 likes.
David Pratt
David Pratt 6 meses atrás
Love the fact that the wife was down there in the trenches with you. What a team you are.
Okamifan2 FKA chdreturns
Yep the horses were in the trenches too.
TGP Gaming
TGP Gaming 6 meses atrás
She is kind of also running parts of the organization though, you kind of also want to save what you worked your ass off for so long haha.
Ye boiii
Ye boiii 6 meses atrás
@Henry Petty bro his wife literally is with him since day 1
iWatchWithNoAds 6 meses atrás
@Ye boiii ikr she even brought in the dough when he was struggling financially. Mother of his children! Is nothing sacred anymore
Killor Kubed
Killor Kubed 6 meses atrás
@iWatchWithNoAds I wouldn't even say just when he was struggling financially, from my understanding she is the only source of finance that allowed him to quit his 'day job' (running linus tech tips?) and actually start linus tech tips (as a separate company) at all... without her there may not be any LMG
Stu Shipp
Stu Shipp 5 meses atrás
Geez, what a mess. Glad you guys are handling it. I have to say this is the most sincere I feel I've ever seen Linus. This authentic display of feelings was nice to see for a change.
Paryank Kansara
Paryank Kansara 6 meses atrás
This is very eye opening not only for BRvidrs but also for common internet users. It is also an important lesson for web developers. Session hijacking is often an oversight by many developers. In some cases like social media, as you mentioned, they deliberately skip out some measures to make the UX less confusing. It would be nice to see if these companies at least add those advanced security features configurable. It would make the balance between UX and security.
Paco 2015
Paco 2015 6 meses atrás
More security, less UX. More UX, less security.
Spicy Manx
Spicy Manx 6 meses atrás
We can say that they could have the session ID be matched with the IP address, so that way you need to mask your IP and have the Session ID. Honestly shouldn't even be that hard to implement.
Felix 6 meses atrás
@Spicy Manx That would cause issues for people with dynamic IPs & people who use VPNs. So it would definitely have to be an opt in advanced feature.
Kosiek 6 meses atrás
@Felix that's the reason to go full IPv6. Dynamic IPs are an ugly compromise that should die already.
Spicy Manx
Spicy Manx 6 meses atrás
@Felix That's true
GOD 5 meses atrás
What's wild is that this can happen to literally any of us.. but when it happens to us, we (the average person) probably won't ever get our stuff back because we're nobodies in the grand scheme of things.
Jon Rettinger
Jon Rettinger 6 meses atrás
Really appreciate your honestly and candor here. A huge problem that needs to be fixed.
baltooop 6 meses atrás
CoherentPanda 6 meses atrás
That will never happen. Google doesn't throw any resources at actually improving BRvid in important ways.
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Achak Claw
Achak Claw 6 meses atrás
This sounds like someone in Erudite would say.
Frederick Dunn
Frederick Dunn 6 meses atrás
This is incredibly valuable to ALL of us. We spend so much of our lives creating content and investing in our channels. If YOU can get hacked, anyone can be hacked, and that's very scary! What about music claims that aren't correct, yet earn big $$$ for those bots that claim content and just hope that the channel doesn't challenge that. Please do more Crime Related protection content. We are all VERY INTERESTED. Thank you.
AlmostWeeklyReport 6 meses atrás
honestly, I think LTT could do a masterclass on managing a youtube channel. It wouldn't be very hard for them to offer exclusive content to creators with a minimum size.
57thorns 6 meses atrás
Actually, a single person channel is way less prone to these attacks. The larger the team, the larger the risk someone is not aware enough and makes a costly mistake.
Shared Knowledge
Shared Knowledge 6 meses atrás
@57thorns But a small channel is WAY less likely to get help from BRvid for days, weeks, or ever. Even small channels get targeted for political, religious, and other reasons that have nothing to do with crypto scams.
Matthew D'Zombie
Matthew D'Zombie 6 meses atrás
Another good rule of thumb, when all else fails call your contact at a vendor/sponsor directly before opening anything. If you don't have a contact with said vendor/sponsor call their customer service line and ask to speak to the person that sent the email.
Lolp821 5 meses atrás
Check what you're opening is the only rule of thumb needed
Richard Pike
Richard Pike 5 meses atrás
@Lolp821 That should definitely be the first thumb, but maybe his thumb idea can be the secondary thumb for when you're suspicious about the vendor/sponsor's content
Frix 5 meses atrás
I really appreciate the honesty and transparency. Such a crazy event, and something to look out for.
Kalimah Priforce
Kalimah Priforce 6 meses atrás
Gotta love dbrand! Glad you guys were able to recover!
justfamiliar 6 meses atrás
how are you verified with 103 subscribers
endex 6 meses atrás
@justfamiliar welcome to politics.
Unitoons 5 meses atrás
@justfamiliar BRvid used to verify some personal channels with playing a notable role in the real world - channels who have the risk of becoming a target of impersonation. This hasn't really been the case for like the last 8 years, though.
Natalie 6 meses atrás
Love your sense of accountability - it's a great model of reflecting on systems and training. I'm glad you got everything back
Karl Rock
Karl Rock 6 meses atrás
Glad you’re back! It’s great that BRvid can restore the channels. As few people as possible should have access to the admin privileges of the channels. It was amazing to see those super chats warning people! I’m glad it’s all sorted now. Welcome back ❤
StarexPlode 6 meses atrás
Vested 6 meses atrás
It's pretty scary for all youtubers isnt it.. Wild how companies like youtube can be worth so much and be so ridiculously lazy with security.
ThatOneJayden_ 6 meses atrás
Like Bot
Like Bot 6 meses atrás
You can see how much he cares about the organisation by the emotion in his voice, especially when he expresses his gratitude. No wonder he turned down 9 figures for it all - this is his baby and he cares about his team. Even had me a bit misty.
daniel b
daniel b 6 meses atrás
@Like Bot of course he cares, LTT is his empire he built from the ground up, it's his and his family's livlihood and also carries the responsbilities of his employees livlihoods with that, without LTT he's nothing
Hack Daddy
Hack Daddy 6 meses atrás
This entire video is golden. Your candor is astounding. Your relationship with Dbrand is perfect. And your responses to your community and staff are unprecedented . I couldnt be happier to have you as one of the few people im subscribed to. Proving every post why it was a good decision. Please keep being the awesome person you are Linus
Donuts Mês atrás
Well, about that...
Hack Daddy
Hack Daddy Mês atrás
@Donuts ?
Guitar Man
Guitar Man 6 meses atrás
Linus didn't deserve to be hacked, he clearly respects his staff, and thats rare. He's taking full responsibility, and I hope this works out for his benefit God Bless you all 🙏
Max Tuledo
Max Tuledo 6 meses atrás
But deep down... we all know it was Colton fault somehow
TheRealLink 6 meses atrás
Glad to see you guys got your channel back so promptly! Lessons like these are always rough in the moment but hopefully it helps give you some good changes in mind for the future.
Luke Vesty
Luke Vesty 6 meses atrás
Really sorry this happened to you mate. Great to see your community getting right behind you. Also, don't blame yourself for this. It could happen to anyone and we're going to keep on seeing more and more victims of this kind of thing. It's just the world we live in unfortunately.
Anthony Blacker
Anthony Blacker 6 meses atrás
This community cares Linus. We, even the noobies, we are ALL in this together. We LOVE this shit as much as if not more than you do. Thank you.
Beesechurger_73 6 meses atrás
I have so much respect for Linus. Glad you're back!
Thirty6s 6 meses atrás
Likwid Gam3r
Likwid Gam3r 6 meses atrás
Im just glad he didnt put on any pants.
Sat S
Sat S 6 meses atrás
Arabicguy 6 meses atrás
Can you stop with the cringe video ideas?
joalricha 6 meses atrás
the minecraft guy watching tech tips? noice
Alex Kilpatrick
Alex Kilpatrick 6 meses atrás
I dont know if you'll see this since this video was posted last week but i wanted to let you and your team know how much of an impact LTT has had on me. I started watching about 8 or 9 years ago and got inspired to keep learning. Now I'm coming up on 1 year at my first IT job. Even now when i watch your channel I always learn new things almost every video. Thank you LMG and keep up the great work :)
M_3lc1ron_gen 6 meses atrás
Can relate. One day, I will be able to get the PC build I need
1Cool Mês atrás
TGP Gaming
TGP Gaming 6 meses atrás
Sorry to hear this happened to you guys, but glad you guys got it under control again fast :) Just laughing my ass off for the end of the video, the best sponsor link and code ever! haha
Lee Fa
Lee Fa 5 meses atrás
You've got a very loyal fan base.. Truly a treasure to have
Nick Wallette
Nick Wallette 5 meses atrás
Just want to say thanks for showing the world that you can not only make mistakes, but own up to them, be transparent about them, not scape-goat them, and _still_ be not only successful as a company, but _thrive._
ReadyBear64 5 meses atrás
Lots of youtubers are being hacked as well. I hope youtube does something about all this.
Judo Sloth Gaming
Judo Sloth Gaming 6 meses atrás
Glad you got this sorted! You can actually disable all forms of two factor other than a security key by enrolling in the Advanced Protection Program. I’d highly recommend all BRvidrs do so. There does need to be changes for this type of thing though. Even to start there could be more limited channel permissions, it would be a quick change but go a long way.
Bha 📖 442
Bha 📖 442 6 meses atrás
Hey judo
Relyinglemming6 6 meses atrás
Lmao hey Judo
Tirth 6 meses atrás
Judo sloth from Clash of Clans??😮
Immortal ­Hunter
Immortal ­Hunter 6 meses atrás
Hello Judo, big fan.
LoL xD
LoL xD 6 meses atrás
Jordan Perry
Jordan Perry 6 meses atrás
Much love for you guys I am glad you guys got this fixed couldn't live without your guys help when it comes to tech you guys rock
Grumpy OldMan
Grumpy OldMan 6 meses atrás
Hate that it happened to you guys, but grateful for the insight that was gained because of this! You guys are awesome, keep up the great work! Also, shout out to Chris Titus Tech that gave me the heads up on what was happening to you!
splatch splatchson
splatch splatchson 5 meses atrás
Glad you were able to recover without too much pain or damage.
Hunter Short Repairs
Hunter Short Repairs 6 meses atrás
Im truly glad you guys were able to bounce back! I remember waking up super early to the notifications of the live streams, there were so many of them, which was odd to me. Then later on, on Facebook I see a post from a friend saying "Linus Tech Tips got hacked" and I was kinda like "huh? no way, it happened once already, there's no way.." Now 5 days later, I'm seeing this.
Dieter Koch
Dieter Koch 6 meses atrás
Very grateful that you publish this content that you make a us aware of these situations. I was never aware that this could happen and really need to be so cautious with opening anything from email
Phone Repair Guru
Phone Repair Guru 6 meses atrás
Good to see you back Linus!
ImagynWagons 6 meses atrás
Oh hey, I enjoy the things you do.
Andrew Tate Motivation
Andrew Tate Motivation 6 meses atrás
USA GAMER 6 meses atrás
Just saw your video 😂😂😂
Darkfir3 6 meses atrás
​@USA GAMER samee
Midwestcoindude 6 meses atrás
tribopower 6 meses atrás
His approach is very commendable and respectful, in most companies they would just blame a certain person and that would be the end of the story, without improving the initial problem and let the cycle rinse and repeat, also Steve is a real one for informing at 3AM xD
Don Lee
Don Lee 6 meses atrás
Sorry that ya had that happen, Linus. Your channels are so good for knowledge. I sure hope that nothing bad like this happens again. Thanks for keeping your videos posted. I use the Brave browser to run all my items. So far it is 100% secure for any browsing of data. I don't use chrome unless on a smartphone. Chrome is Google's gateway & sadly it is much like Internet Explorer use to be with Microsoft & gets hacked open often. Still. Glad your channel is up again. Keep it real Linus and keep those awesome tech tips coming. Even though not I don't have a youtube channel, I still do feel for ya that all 3 were tampered with. In conclusion, super glad ya were able to post this insightful video about the hacks that hit your channels & glad things could be resolved. There is a reason you have over a million followers and support through the community, it is all due to your technology tips. Stay strong and wishing you the best of luck.
Citizen GattoMatto
Citizen GattoMatto 5 meses atrás
I'm glad you managed to restore your channels! Even if you're not the first to have suffered from those attacks i'm sure you won't be the last. These are sneaky techniques not easily detected. As a software developer myself I run my entire development environment on a virtual machine. And also my enterprise email client run on it's own VM. It's definitely wasteful in terms of hardware resources, but in terms of security and isolation it's another world.
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez 6 meses atrás
Great work acknowledging the whole of the problem and not the specific incident. Failure is inevitable, the lessons you learn from them are invaluable but you have to be willing to change and adapt with one and not live in denial.
Zid Bits
Zid Bits 6 meses atrás
The only thing I found weird is that he was walking around his house naked. Normally this isn't an issue, but doesn't he have kids? And I'm not talking newborn babies. What if his girl wakes up and goes to the bathroom, or gets sick, or whatever; she gonna see daddy naked. That's weird as hell.
W Qimuel
W Qimuel 6 meses atrás
​@Zid Bits This was an emergency situation; he porbably doesn't do that on the regular.
list1726 5 meses atrás
Nah, my heart goes out to you. I really enjoy your channel and I'm sad this happened to you.
GameRiot 6 meses atrás
so pleased everything is okay.
Nicholas 6 meses atrás
Computment 6 meses atrás
There goes our hope to watch unlisted videos
BlackAnt02 6 meses atrás
@Computment Don't worry People probably downloaded them.
Dominik Dobrotic
Dominik Dobrotic 6 meses atrás
Fire Colton
Insight 6 meses atrás
rotechs 6 meses atrás
Sorry to hear this Linus. That's terrible. You guys also need to check for any backdoors they most probably have hidden on your network. You may need to get a security expert to take a look for you. Hope you get it all sorted and it doesn't repeat itself.
ZONYMA 6 meses atrás
Thank you Linus for spreading the word on paramount details that impact everyone. You really dig into that things that I have questions about in regards to Google’s credibility*. Glad things are back.
Guyu De'Sw0rd
Guyu De'Sw0rd 5 meses atrás
You sound like great boss, I appreciate how you take accountability for policies. Good job, sorry you had to go through this.
Ben Thomas
Ben Thomas 6 meses atrás
Like you talked about on WAN show, this was bad but in many ways not only LTT but the creator community as a whole will benefit from this. You've raised awareness on something that had been lurking in the shadows. Keep fighting the good fight! Now I'm off to LTT Store to buy something...
IceCreamJunkie 3 dias atrás
I know I’m months late, but good job getting this under control. Good job admitting where you went wrong, and I completely agree that these companies need to offer better security measures. For example, my bank (yes, my BANK) doesn’t even have MFA as an option.
TayZonday 6 meses atrás
Session tokens should be reconciled with IP address. Google engineers have just prioritized inflating engagement KPIs cause that’s how they move up in the organization.
Lordofthehunt5 6 meses atrás
Chocolate rain
Partson Mutambudzi
Partson Mutambudzi 6 meses atrás
@tayzonday would that make not make it less secure since it being stored locally like it is right now means that they would need an in to your device, but with it being linked to IP they would be able to get that info by just finding and connecting to your IP address? I am just asking I'm studying Compsci in Uni so I was just wondering
Mark 6 meses atrás
im sure spoofing the ip is trivial.
usf 6 meses atrás
@Mark unless they have access to your pc or home network it shouldnt be possible
Alyssa Smith
Alyssa Smith 6 meses atrás
@Partson Mutambudzi session token being linked to IP address doesn't mean the IP is used for authorisation at all, it means the server checks if the token corresponds to the address the request is coming from, and adds additional authentication measures if there's a mismatch
San Marsà
San Marsà 6 meses atrás
Thanks for being so sincere, helps a lot to understand how they gain access. It would happen to anybody.
Ion Amygdalon
Ion Amygdalon 6 meses atrás
Kudos for being open and honest about this. Kind regards.
Tom O'Loughlin
Tom O'Loughlin 5 meses atrás
Sorry this happened to LTT, but thanks for sharing your learnings - this is a real eye-opener!
michael kissinger
michael kissinger 6 meses atrás
you guys have been so much support to me I got to know how to deal with stuff
ZapieAnimations 5 meses atrás
Man, It must be really tough! But im glad you got your channels back!
Lisa M. Willson
Lisa M. Willson 6 meses atrás
I feel bad for the poor editor who had to blur out his boss’ junk today.
CzEMaker 6 meses atrás
Chapmann Cheung
Chapmann Cheung 6 meses atrás
🍓? Is that the new eggplant? Should have been a banana 🍌 😕 🙄
Bad lighting
Bad lighting 6 meses atrás
@Chapmann Cheung it’s probably meant to represent his “berries” (balls)
Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson 6 meses atrás
soon the leaked scene of him running down the stairs nekked will go viral...Colton's fault, of course.
Andrew flake
Andrew flake 6 meses atrás
onlyfans would probs be a good business decision lol
Joe Plett
Joe Plett 6 meses atrás
Seems like a valuable (if painful) lesson for all involved. It sucks that (survivable) failure is often the best teacher, but that seems to be Darwin's (or maybe Nietche's) way.... I'm appalled that this happened, but I'm glad that you survived it - and are big enough to get the attention of the powers that be. The best thing that can be wrung out of this debacle is ways to improve the process to prevent future exploitation. .....Until the resourceful baddies come up with a fresh way to subvert the system.... (It's their nature 🙄) "The cost of liberty is eternal vigilance" (sigh)
MrBoxingnun 6 meses atrás
I REALLY LIKE YOU, anyone that gets to work with you is very lucky, props to all your success.
hueo far
hueo far 5 meses atrás
Sorry to hear this happened to you guys, but glad you guys got it under control again fast :) Just laughing my ass off for the end of the video, the best sponsor link and code ever!
Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden 6 meses atrás
Some larger multi global companies should take note of this video when there is a hack or data breach, this is how you do it, its all about transparency and speed is of the essence, bravo Linus Team!
Yousif Ali
Yousif Ali 5 meses atrás
well glad to see you back , the channel is part of life keep it up and be careful
World of Longplays
World of Longplays 6 meses atrás
That isnt even the only security issue with all this, there is an even more stupid one that BRvid hasnt fixed! There was also an hacking attempt on our channel 3 months ago from the same ppl, but i was able to prevent the hack. However in our case BRvid couldnt restore the Google account the channel was associated with and had to transfer it to a new one. The reason for that is, when your Google account has an email address that isnt Gmail, Google allows you to change that without 2FA. Even worse, once a gmail address is attached it is permanently locked forever and can never be changed again! So after locking out the hackers, we filled out the form and waited for YT´s answer. 2 days later there still wasnt any email, so we asked our MCN and they said YT had answered us 2 days ago. So where was the mail? Well turns out YT had emailed all the info to the gmail account that was associated with the Google account. They basically sent all the info to the hackers and not us..... So the only solution was to transfer everything to a new Google account with the old one belonging to the hackers now :P For more detailed information check the community tab of our channel where more details were posted :)
themadmallard 6 meses atrás
did YT take any action on the old Google account now in the hands of bad actors?
PaehShorts 6 meses atrás
Hey worldoflongplays 👋🏻
World of Longplays
World of Longplays 6 meses atrás
@themadmallard Nope, the old Google account still exists but is basically an empty shell with nothing attached to it.
Caleb 6 meses atrás
@World of Longplays Why cant they delete it?
Dayan Son
Dayan Son 6 meses atrás
@Caleb Oh im sure they can but its prob just easier to tell the channel owners make a new account and we can press this button and send you all the info there. They prob dont want to go through that old account and filter out all the bad links or uses that may be linked to it now.
ColdSnowLight EvilRabbit
Jealous people will always find a way, to ruin for others. I do hope this works out for you & thank you for the info. And 11:44 - 11:47 I agree XD. Have a good one Linus & thank you for the kind words. And *Dbrand* believing your 5foot-1 under the strawberry, got to be a huge honor! CSL & OUT!
Lennart 6 meses atrás
Thanks for the technical details of the incident. I appreciate you're doing a constructive video out of this misery.
Brian Graves
Brian Graves 5 meses atrás
This is why having windows default to not show file extensions is the biggest security problem since the internet has existed.
alexanderrogge 5 meses atrás
Another problem is that Windows likes to execute code from a non-executable file extension. It shouldn't execute ".pdf.exe" or ".exe.pdf". If it does anything, Windows should call the PDF software assigned to the PDF file extension, not execute the file and let it do whatever it wants. I wonder if this virus will get named LTT for worming its way into the LTT office.
Sean Singh
Sean Singh 2 meses atrás
Or just use a Mac or Linux.
DeGamersSpelen Mês atrás
That's not even the biggest problem. You can have unicode characters in file names. Seriously. Who wants a smiley in their file name. It also allows for the left to right override to exist. Which is also an huge security issue. But the actual worst part is that .lnk file extensions don't get shown. They can easily just download the malware via powershell and run it. Which is why I currently don't have the command prompt or powershell on my system. I only place it back when using sfc /scannow or when I just wanna use the command prompt.
EatMyGoal Mês atrás
​@Sean Singh😂😂😂😂😂
Getting-On 6 meses atrás
Love your channel, and ill be a subscriber for life, very sorry to hear you were hacked, and what a great video to explain the issue. And good to see you got some cloths on, especially with them drive to the office.
Misadventures Of ProCoLink
I've been a part of this channel ever since you didn't have a beard and was even shorter. so you guys have came a long way I'm specifically talking about linus I've been seeing a lot of struggle lately in terms of BRvid creators in another form of coming together is providing information that could help that may not have the inventiveness to sit through and read things out.. small thought
FroggoPuppy 6 meses atrás
Man, my guy was so focused that he forgot to put clothes on. So much dedication to the channel. We would’ve felt the same, and were so glad you’re back.
TheEmerald DJ
TheEmerald DJ 6 meses atrás
I think it just goes to show how much of a panic he was in that he just had to get to his computer to attempt to shut down the hackers
FactorYLabS 6 meses atrás
Linus doesn't wear clothes at home ever.
XdivineExp 6 meses atrás
Linus sleeps wearing LTT boxers (lttstore), but he got out of bed so fast that his clothes disintegrated.
The Big Bad Wolf
The Big Bad Wolf 6 meses atrás
Which one of the poor editors had to go through that footage tho
Maet01 6 meses atrás
@XdivineExp its like cartoons they just slipped off
I had the same problem 10 years ago, maybe a little bit longer. I had a gaming channel called game labs reboot. Which I put my life hard work into it. I only had 5000 subscribers, but I lost everything on the channel was completely lost so I completely understand how you must’ve felt. I’m only now starting again, so I wish you the best of luck.
Teacher Alberto Cuevas
Teacher Alberto Cuevas 5 meses atrás
Hahaha I loved the sponsor's hits at you, made me check them out and I've actually wanted to buy this kind of products, so for you Linus, I'll get a phone case ;D
James Graves
James Graves 5 meses atrás
You know, the fun thing about DBrand as a sponsor is it is so much fun watching them troll linus and linus whine about it (I know it is marketing) that that, all by itself makes me want to buy something from them.
Anyone 2 meses atrás
you have all my sympathy. attacks via pdf are becoming more and more common and if we don't consider vulnerabilities, adobe doesn't do anything to prevent this (it should exclude the execution of javascript or other potentially malicious actions BY DEFAULT)
Jacob Persico
Jacob Persico 5 meses atrás
Thank you for this honest and open discussion about this important issues. I really think this is something that could happen to any of us. Hackers are very aggressive. We all need to be extremely careful online. I try to be very careful about what I install on my computers. You have to even be careful with files that don't seem like they could be dangerous. Word documents can have dangerous scripts hidden in them. Operating systems are not always as secure as they should be. There is so many ways for malware to sneak in.
Christian Bale
Christian Bale 6 meses atrás
Your wife helping you at 3am while you’re in your birthday suit is pure gold. Glad you’re back
Michael 6 meses atrás
Ya she seems to be the greatest sucess of his life :)
Super Gilley04
Super Gilley04 6 meses atrás
The kind of woman who pushes you forward to success, we all deserve one.
It's Just Jeff
It's Just Jeff 6 meses atrás
That's a high value woman
victornpb 6 meses atrás
don’t forget the other wife Luke was ther 13:28
Fae Velocity
Fae Velocity 6 meses atrás
There's no way he was completely naked. But still funny. xD
The Resin Samurai
The Resin Samurai 6 meses atrás
Loved this video and..... honestly.... the OCD vacuuming pattern in your office carpet. Thank you for sharing your pain, the effort and the story to help teach others so that they can avoid this. Honesty and Conversations are the keys to better learning! And yes, when you are the top of the totem pole..... how you treat those underneath you as well as not denying that no matter good or bad, the bad always sits on your shoulders.
Rob Mikels
Rob Mikels 6 meses atrás
Sorry to hear about all the unneeded stress, you and your wife, had to deal with because of this. I can empathize because I know, what being under a stressful situation can be like and know that it can be traumatic or at the least, ruffle your feathers for a prolonged period and turn your chin hairs grey (I know that stress isn't linked to grey hair, it's a joke). Glad that everything turned out "good" and hope we can see some changes, implemented, a.s.a.p. Sure, it was a malicious file that sparked everything but Google shouldn't leave, so many doors open and unlocked, in their system. It's not like you can just implement more security features, yourself, Google has to be willing to make these changes...otherwise they are stupid.
DougStep 5 meses atrás
Mad respect to Dbrand here and the team as well!
Mark Ashton
Mark Ashton 6 meses atrás
Really informative, thanks Linus. Sorry its caused you so much hassle but it's started a useful security discussion. One more thought would be to have an account kill switch, perhaps accessible by a separate link known only to the channel creator (perhaps via a trusted device), with OTP/2FA etc. Activation of said switch would immediately lock the channel, deauthorise all sessions and report automatically to youtube. Would save much hassle at 3am... I know it wouldn't have helped the LTT hack, but as a result of watching this and recent events I've been taking security more seriously and setting up yubikey on my accounts, as it appears hackers are just getting smarter all the time. I'll also be extra careful with pdfs and file extensions now too.
Gerardo Ferrufino
Gerardo Ferrufino 5 meses atrás
As you said, hindsight is 20/20, and I wouldn't be surprised if you started having your teams open any docs in VMs first.
Deric 5 meses atrás
I like how you are dealing with this! The employee made an honest mistake
8BitBrad 6 meses atrás
BRvid doesn't need to make your suggestions default to make it easy for most users but it should definitely be options for larger channels or users that want the added security.
Sprintu 6 meses atrás
Linus, I'm so sorry this happened to you. Thank you for drawing from your experience with this hack to make this helpful video.
reddead84 5 meses atrás
Linus is literally the tell all when it comes to software hardware etc. thank you!!!!!
GreyAye 6 meses atrás
Most impressive part of all of this is how the company took responsibility instead of throwing an employee under the bus like SO MANY OTHERS DO.
Andor Project
Andor Project 6 meses atrás
surly his wife help him to understand that.
carlosfer2201 6 meses atrás
@Dave ballsack he meant LTT not blaming the employee. Not BRvid helping Linus
Soumyadip Dey
Soumyadip Dey 6 meses atrás
How can they possibly fire Linus. This channel is literally named after him.
bhighb 6 meses atrás
I agree with you GreyAye. This is an impressive display of emotional intelligence. Managers and leaders everywhere should take note. This video should be featured in classes at universities teaching the subject. Linus is a role model in this case, FOR SURE.
Jeremy B
Jeremy B 6 meses atrás
Except in the first 50 seconds of the video he basically gaslights like it's a problem with YT. A tech tips channel failed to keep their secrets secret. That's the only thing I see here.
Lee Hobbs
Lee Hobbs 6 meses atrás
So, keep using a password manager and 2FA wherever possible and delete browser cache regularly? Scary to learn something like this when you’re business is at stake. Good effort on all parts and it’s quite good in a way that this happened to a big tech channel who can really understand this issue and shed light on it so hopefully everyone can learn and improve rather than if this happened to a smaller non tech savvy channel whereby it probably would’ve flown under the radar
Gio 6 meses atrás
for not holding tht employee accountable and blaming training linus seems like a great boss to work for
Wren (They)
Wren (They) 5 meses atrás
My only thought about "what you're definitely thinking" was "I can not imagine the unbelievable terror you and your team must have experienced in that moment." Truly sorry about the terror y'all experienced.
Thex 6 meses atrás
Hey Linus, the worrying thing is that even checking the file extention is not enough. ThioJoe made a video about how file extentions can be spoofed.
SheyD78 6 meses atrás
Realistically, any attempt to mass delete content should have massive extra security checks. Functioning channels don't just suddenly decide to delete everything and close up, and even if they did, a time delay, identity check or other options could stop a mistake being made, or in this case malicious damage being done. Time for John Wick 5 where he hunts down the hackers responsible for deleting his favourite dog channel. Edit: Crazy thing is, I was coming to the channel to find out if core isolation in windows security is worthwhile.
Tutfnow 6 meses atrás
Linus is the only one that manages to get a sponsor on board for an update video about his channels getting deleted
Tin Sučević
Tin Sučević 6 meses atrás
To be fair, it's dbrand, they are always here for apocalypses
uditt lamba
uditt lamba 6 meses atrás
dude is incredibly bussiness minded. Found out that people were stealing his videos and posting them on a mainland Chinese website so he contacted and hired them to make official translations of his videos and post them over there legally. If you guys search for his reaction video to Chinese pc setups, you'll find him talking about it over there.
Dean K
Dean K 6 meses atrás
Probably gonna be one of the most watched videos this year so sponsors probably chomping at the bit to get the slot
ApeXGameR 6 meses atrás
even his sorrowful 😔 time is sponsered just to make him get ahead of it sooner 🤣
turbo012 6 meses atrás
Glad you recovered Linus. I do think attachments can be bad especially with wrong sources and everything but you gotta open some from credible ones as well. Can you teach us how to prevent this from happening as well from user experience? It looks like you've mentioned how BRvid can add additional measures but what about pdf side? Is there a setting in pdf readers to prevent links from running or things to auto run? Not sure if it's Javascript or what code snippet is run when opening pdf but this should be stoppage from this aspect as well. Or maybe only open pdf that only reads text from it? (Limited functioning reader) Let us know Thank you.
Gavin Starr
Gavin Starr 6 meses atrás
Hey, I've been watching you guys for years, I was wondering if you were planning on making a series based on cyber security news. With this breach just happening I see it as a great chance
Gavin Starr
Gavin Starr 6 meses atrás
Especially since AI based hacking is becoming more and more prevalent.
Neeko Lionheart MMA
Neeko Lionheart MMA 5 meses atrás
Yep… just had this happen to my main channel, and now I’m praying Google will actually be willing to help me recover everything. I’m hoping 15K subs and monetization is enough to get them to take this seriously. I’m so heartbroken right now.
Simon P
Simon P 6 meses atrás
From a person working with information security awareness: Least privilege access, zero-trust and more are important to implement. But proper training is essential, as anyone can become targets. Anyone can be victims, no matter how skilled they think they are.
Alice 6 meses atrás
4:29 I knew that already and I'm eating a cookie atm lol Also it's great to see a boss that doesn't just make an employee take all the blame when it was in part caused by management failure
rhoharane 6 meses atrás
Linus was just so done, he couldn't even spell the offer code correctly anymore. Take care, everyone! And thanks for the hard work!
Jamiezz 6 meses atrás
😂 I noticed it and was like umm did I hear that correctly.
Earnie Boyd
Earnie Boyd 6 meses atrás
@Jamiezz I'm glad to hear I wasn't the only owne! 🤣
Jon Lake
Jon Lake 6 meses atrás
No it's cuz dbrand own him 😂
George Smith
George Smith 6 meses atrás
I came here to say this
sekazi 6 meses atrás
He owned himself there.
Rein Quest
Rein Quest 6 meses atrás
I’m glad you got recovered. I hate that only big fish like you actually get support from google/BRvid.
Dan K
Dan K 6 meses atrás
Thanks for making this a learning opportunity not just for your employees but for you too. Great leadership actually taking ownership. 👍
Mr. Moray
Mr. Moray 6 meses atrás
Good luck Linus. Frankly I don’t think Google will do anything that will cause any kind of remotely negative reaction. The only way to get them to change is for them to feel like they have competition and their bottom line is at risk.
Kaustav Mani Pathak
Kaustav Mani Pathak 6 meses atrás
One more tip for big channels that can afford it, maybe have a separate system for interacting with public and promoters and a separate system for working and loging into your accounts. This way no malware can gain access no matter who is opening it even if by mistake. Or maybe a virtual system will also work.
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