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Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions block removal to hijack browsers

Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions that block their removal in order to hijack a user's browser to drive clicks up on YouTube videos and hijack searchers are automatically infecting user devices.

YouTubers sell phishing kits in plain view

YouTube appears to be the latest host of cybercrime advertising, as researchers unveil that they've found criminals advertising phishing kits on the video hosting site.

Popular YouTube video blog hacked by jealous teenager

In a cyber-attack coordinated by an alleged jealous teenager, the YouTube account of Theo Ogden, 15 of Hampstead North London, has been deleted.

An unadulterated scam: Adult video ruse compromises European Facebook users

An adult video scam that was discovered infecting Russian Facebook users back in April is now targeting Europeans, Kaspersky Lab reported via its Securelist blog.

Facebook scam promises friend's video, delivers malware instead

A new spam campaign tries to fool Facebook users into downloading malware by luring them to a fake YouTube page supposedly featuring a friend's video.

Hackers displaying stolen data available for purchase on YouTube

Intel Security's new report, "The Hidden Data Economy" reveals that hackers are advertising stolen information on YouTube and then selling it on common websites.

'Kyle and Stan' malvertising attack infects millions via Amazon and YouTube

A malicious advertising network dubbed 'Kyle and Stan' has dropped malware on possibly millions of users via hundreds of websites including Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, according to a Cisco investigation.