YouTube has become a hub of the world today where all kinds of tips and information are available in the form of videos. There are about 2.5 billion users of YouTube all over the world, but you will be surprised to know that malware can also come in your phone from YouTube videos. This information has been given by cyber intelligence firm CloudSEK. Let’s know how…
CloudSEK has released the report from November 2022 till now. The report states that YouTube videos containing malware are increasing by 200-300 percent every month. These malware have been identified as Vidar, RedLine and Raccoon.
Links containing malware are most often accompanied by YouTube videos that offer free downloads of cracked versions of software. Usually people try to download cracked versions of software like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Autodesk 3ds Max and AutoCAD.
Such videos are usually created with screen recorder apps but in the last few months they are being created with the help of artificial intelligence platforms like Synthesia and D-ID. These platforms are providing service for free but are also doing the work of spreading malware.
The report also states that YouTube’s review process does not allow such cybercriminals to stay on its platform for long. As soon as it is known that a video has caused trouble to many users, YouTube removes such videos. Apart from this, the account uploading the video is also banned. It has been said in the report that infostealers malware has been found with such videos, which are specially designed to collect necessary information from the computer or device.
What is the way to escape?
The first way to avoid these malware links is to never click on the link shown with any YouTube video. Usually such links are given in the description of the video. With these links, a trick is given to download the crack version of a software.