Wode Maya’s YouTube channel hacked: The most popular YouTuber in Ghana, Berthold Kobby Winkler Ackon, often known as Wode Maya, has had his channel taken over by a group of alleged hackers.
Although he hasn’t released any public statements, it’s widely thought that the aeronautical engineer and digital media influencer YouTuber is putting a lot of effort into reviving his channel from behind the scenes.
In only one week, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor discovered over 500 fraudulent YouTube videos using his identity.
1.14 million USD were lost in a single transaction last year, according to Whale Alert. A simple Twitter bot called Whale Alert automatically alerts users about high-value on-chain transactions.
On a rare occasion on Saturday, the bot discovered a transaction of 26 BTC to an address linked to a known fraudster posing as Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy.
Wode Maya’s YouTube channel hacked: Wode Maya YouTube Channel Name
Wode Maya’s channel name has been changed to “Microstrategy,” and Michael J. Saylor, an American entrepreneur and business expert, has been hosting a bitcoin fundraising and live session on it. Note that; it is an impersonation of the real character
How Can I Protect My Youtube Channel From Hackers
It is also important that users remain aware of these types of threats and take appropriate action to further protect themselves. Our recommendations:
- Take Safe Browsing warnings seriously. To avoid malware triggering antivirus detections, threat actors social engineer users into turning off or ignoring warnings.
- Before running software, perform virus scanning using an antivirus or online virus scanning tool like VirusTotal to verify file legitimacy.
- Enable the “Enhanced Safe Browsing Protection” mode in your Chrome browser, a feature that increases warnings on potentially suspicious web pages & files.
- Be aware of encrypted archives which are often bypassing antivirus detection scans, increasing the risk of running malicious files.
- Protect your account with 2-step verification (multi-factor authentication) which provides an extra layer of security to your account in case your password is stolen. Starting November 1, monetizing YouTube creators must turn on 2-Step Verification on the Google Account used for their YouTube channel to access YouTube Studio or YouTube Studio Content Manager.
Who Is Michael Saylor from Microstrategy?
According to a Forbes publication, Saylor is worth 1.6 billion dollars.
- Michael Saylor founded business analytics software firm MicroStrategy and ran it as CEO until early August 2022, when he moved into the chairman’s role.
- One of the best-known executives of the Internet bubble, Saylor was a multibillionaire in the late 1990s thanks to his stake in MicroStrategy.
- He fell from the billionaire ranks after questionable accounting led to a restatement of financial results and the dot-com bust crashed the stock.
- He’s a billionaire again thanks to timely bitcoin investments. In October 2020, he disclosed he personally bought 17,732 bitcoins for $175 million.
- Throughout 2020 he steered Microstrategy’s corporate coffers into bitcoin, using company cash and borrowings to buy 70,784 bitcoins for $1.1 billion.
- A former rocket scientist, Saylor studied aeronautics and astronautics at MIT on an Air Force scholarship before founding MicroStrategy in 1989.