The Youtube Channel Suara.com, the leading digital media in Indonesia, is strongly suspected of having been hacked. Because, the name channel transformed into “[CEO] Ripple”, including the logo to symbolize XRP, the large cap cryptocurrency.
The news of the channel change was reported by a loyal reader Blockchainmedia.id on Monday (30/5/2022), via Telegram.
“Voice.com channel hit” hack,” said the reader at 12:46 WIB.
Editors are also searching channel What is meant is (https://www.youtube.com/user/ sounddotcom/videos) and it is true that the name and logo have changed and the URL is indeed owned by Suara.com, which can be verified directly from the website.
Channel it was created on February 27, 2014 with the number of subscribers reaching 592 thousand. The total view rate reached 245,301,599 times.
Even the description in the “About” section has changed to: “Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse highlighted that there are cryptocurrency tokens focused on solving problems”, with the location changed from Indonesia to the United States.
The last video uploaded was “Want to Eat Ice Cream in the Fridge, When I opened it, it turned out to be Kitchen Spices”, on Monday (30/5/2022).
The phenomenon of changing Youtube Channels being hacked into being related to the crypto world has been rife for the past few years.
On April 26, 2022, the Youtube Channel of the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, also suffered the same fate.
“Ganjar Pranowo’s Youtube Channel account has been hacked by another party. Currently the account is trying to be restored with the help of Youtube. Please be careful if someone is acting on behalf of Youtube Ganjar Pranowo, “said the uploaded sentence written on the Instagram account @ganjar_pranowo,” quoted from Here.com.
Based on information on Google “Help” page, any party can report incidents like this directly to Google, with a number of initial security measures, including securing the Google account first, by changing the password and verifying the step. Gmail account security is also important, considering it is also related to other social media accounts.
Usually, the YouTube team will immediately process an account return request to the rightful account holder within 3-4 working days.
The current price of XRP is around US$0.4029up 5.08 percent in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile crypto market value back to US$1.2 trillion with BTC price above 30k per BTC. [ps]