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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  2 місяці тому +15207

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  • GreenStarbird
    GreenStarbird 2 місяці тому +127779

    Tech tip: don’t get hacked

    • Swift
      Swift 2 місяці тому +3268

      Solid tip, bro.

    • John_Rafael1
      John_Rafael1 2 місяці тому +513


    • Floppy Disk Channel
      Floppy Disk Channel 2 місяці тому +404


    • Benxify
      Benxify 2 місяці тому +316

      Thanks bro

    • Cubic
      Cubic 2 місяці тому +657

      Tech tip: never use any tech, how are you gonna have any problems with it then

  • Poly Clot
    Poly Clot 2 місяці тому +1702

    In a healthy organization, sh!t actually rolls up the hill, rather than down. Beautifully said, Mr. Linus

    • Elijah Dungan
      Elijah Dungan 2 місяці тому +69

      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 2 місяці тому +6

      Already one of my favorites, respect grew immeasurably by owning up and taking responsibility.

    • Tim McVey
      Tim McVey 2 місяці тому +2

      @David Sauve absolutely.

    • Reckless Whisper
      Reckless Whisper 2 місяці тому +1

      This is the wisest thing I've never heard! And I've never heard SO MANY things!

  • darklajid
    darklajid 2 місяці тому +3257

    I like how Linus owned himself by spelling ONE in the code as O W N E

    • Pepega Professor
      Pepega Professor 2 місяці тому +68

      i thought noone else noticed

    • Anders Nielsen
      Anders Nielsen 2 місяці тому +20

      But you remember the code now, don’t you? 😂

    • Joshua Key
      Joshua Key 2 місяці тому +9

      @Pepega Professor lol. i said.. w? hahahaha Love you Linus

    • LZXTY
      LZXTY 2 місяці тому +17

      damn i commented about this when the video came out. 0 likes.

  • persona2grata
    persona2grata 2 місяці тому +553

    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
      soul 2 місяці тому +15

      your not crazy enough

    • MattsoPiratoso
      MattsoPiratoso Місяць тому +5

      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
      persona2grata Місяць тому +24

      @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 Місяць тому +7

      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 2 місяці тому +788

    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 2 місяці тому +21

      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 2 місяці тому +13

      ​@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,

    • Nobodea Karres
      Nobodea Karres 2 місяці тому +17

      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 2 місяці тому +1

      @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.

  • Stu Shipp
    Stu Shipp 2 місяці тому +89

    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.

  • Jim Browning
    Jim Browning 2 місяці тому +14178

    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.

    • cityscape22
      cityscape22 2 місяці тому +341

      oh yeah i remember you took a loooong time to get your channel back that SUCKED

    • Aziel
      Aziel 2 місяці тому +37


    • Naltrex
      Naltrex 2 місяці тому +74

      yooo jim browning!

    • Katze
      Katze 2 місяці тому +12

      Jim!! 😍

  • David Pratt
    David Pratt 2 місяці тому +888

    Love the fact that the wife was down there in the trenches with you. What a team you are.

    • Okamifan2 FKA chdreturns
      Okamifan2 FKA chdreturns 2 місяці тому +20

      Yep the horses were in the trenches too.

    • TGP Gaming
      TGP Gaming 2 місяці тому +60

      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.

    • Henry Petty
      Henry Petty 2 місяці тому +23

      Well he is a millionaire so it’s in her best interests to get that cash cow running again

    • Ye boiii
      Ye boiii 2 місяці тому +126

      @Henry Petty bro his wife literally is with him since day 1

    • iWatchWithNoAds
      iWatchWithNoAds 2 місяці тому +72

      @Ye boiii ikr she even brought in the dough when he was struggling financially. Mother of his children! Is nothing sacred anymore

  • Paryank Kansara
    Paryank Kansara 2 місяці тому +383

    This is very eye opening not only for UAclipsrs 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 2 місяці тому +2

      More security, less UX. More UX, less security.

    • Spicy Manx
      Spicy Manx 2 місяці тому +1

      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
      Felix 2 місяці тому +11

      @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
      Kosiek 2 місяці тому +1

      @Felix that's the reason to go full IPv6. Dynamic IPs are an ugly compromise that should die already.

    • Spicy Manx
      Spicy Manx 2 місяці тому

      @Felix That's true

  • James Graves
    James Graves 2 місяці тому +2

    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.

  • Matthew D'Zombie
    Matthew D'Zombie 2 місяці тому +157

    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
      Lolp821 2 місяці тому +1

      Check what you're opening is the only rule of thumb needed

    • Richard Pike
      Richard Pike 2 місяці тому +4

      @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

  • Sebiro's
    Sebiro's 2 місяці тому +18

    I am glad that the community has the back of LTT. You guys have earned a place that deserves recognition in the face of struggles. It shows your strengths through the frays. You have a solid team that faces issues day in and day out. It is the unknown challenges that come out of left field, that you never see coming that turn things upside down. And they could happen again, but you guys are wiser from this. You may take a look at all your procedures and refresh the teams about how this transpired for future booby traps.

  • Jon Rettinger
    Jon Rettinger 2 місяці тому +2400

    Really appreciate your honestly and candor here. A huge problem that needs to be fixed.

    • cup_
      cup_ 2 місяці тому


    • CoherentPanda
      CoherentPanda 2 місяці тому +13

      That will never happen. Google doesn't throw any resources at actually improving UAclips in important ways.

    • STICK O' MEDIA Entertainment
      STICK O' MEDIA Entertainment 2 місяці тому +1


    • AchakTheSynth
      AchakTheSynth 2 місяці тому +2

      This sounds like someone in Erudite would say.

  • Kalimah Priforce
    Kalimah Priforce 2 місяці тому +80

    Gotta love dbrand! Glad you guys were able to recover!

    • JustFamiliar
      JustFamiliar 2 місяці тому +4

      how are you verified with 103 subscribers

    • endex
      endex 2 місяці тому +8

      @JustFamiliar welcome to politics.

    • Unitoons
      Unitoons Місяць тому

      @JustFamiliar UAclips 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.

  • Frederick Dunn
    Frederick Dunn 2 місяці тому +200

    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
      AlmostWeeklyReport 2 місяці тому +1

      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
      57thorns 2 місяці тому +4

      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 2 місяці тому

      @57thorns But a small channel is WAY less likely to get help from UAclips for days, weeks, or ever. Even small channels get targeted for political, religious, and other reasons that have nothing to do with crypto scams.

  • GOD
    GOD 2 місяці тому +10

    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.

  • Luke Vesty
    Luke Vesty 2 місяці тому +2

    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.

  • Frix
    Frix Місяць тому +6

    I really appreciate the honesty and transparency. Such a crazy event, and something to look out for.

  • Lisa M. Willson
    Lisa M. Willson 2 місяці тому +7658

    I feel bad for the poor editor who had to blur out his boss’ junk today.

    • ImAnISOFile
      ImAnISOFile 2 місяці тому +185


    • Chapmann Cheung
      Chapmann Cheung 2 місяці тому +314

      🍓? Is that the new eggplant? Should have been a banana 🍌 😕 🙄

    • Bad lighting
      Bad lighting 2 місяці тому +269

      @Chapmann Cheung it’s probably meant to represent his “berries” (balls)

    • Mark Anderson
      Mark Anderson 2 місяці тому +495

      soon the leaked scene of him running down the stairs nekked will go viral...Colton's fault, of course.

    • Andrew flake
      Andrew flake 2 місяці тому +205

      onlyfans would probs be a good business decision lol

  • RItchie Valens
    RItchie Valens 2 місяці тому +83

    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 2 місяці тому +2

      But deep down... we all know it was Colton fault somehow

  • tribopower
    tribopower 2 місяці тому +6

    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

  • Natalie Hammell
    Natalie Hammell 2 місяці тому +8

    Love your sense of accountability - it's a great model of reflecting on systems and training. I'm glad you got everything back

  • TGP Gaming
    TGP Gaming 2 місяці тому +10

    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

  • Anthony Blacker
    Anthony Blacker 2 місяці тому +4

    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.

  • Phone Repair Guru
    Phone Repair Guru 2 місяці тому +2379

    Good to see you back Linus!

    • ImagynWagons
      ImagynWagons 2 місяці тому +13

      Oh hey, I enjoy the things you do.

    • CozyCinnamon
      CozyCinnamon 2 місяці тому +1


    • DarkXSeries7
      DarkXSeries7 2 місяці тому +2


      USA GAMER 2 місяці тому +3

      Just saw your video 😂😂😂

    • Darkfir3
      Darkfir3 2 місяці тому +1

      ​@USA GAMER samee

  • Hack Daddy
    Hack Daddy 2 місяці тому +55

    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

  • Hunter Short Repairs
    Hunter Short Repairs 2 місяці тому +3

    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.

  • TheRealLink
    TheRealLink 2 місяці тому +3

    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.

  • Jordan Perry
    Jordan Perry 2 місяці тому +1

    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

  • Nick Wallette
    Nick Wallette Місяць тому +1

    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._

  • Judo Sloth Gaming
    Judo Sloth Gaming 2 місяці тому +5483

    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 UAclipsrs 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 2 місяці тому +35

      Hey judo

    • Relyinglemming6
      Relyinglemming6 2 місяці тому +16

      Lmao hey Judo

    • Tirth
      Tirth 2 місяці тому +61

      Judo sloth from Clash of Clans??😮

    • Immortal ­Hunter
      Immortal ­Hunter 2 місяці тому +3

      Hello Judo, big fan.

    • LoL xD
      LoL xD 2 місяці тому +1

  • Don Lee
    Don Lee 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • FrobergDK
    FrobergDK Місяць тому +2

    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.

  • Dieter Koch
    Dieter Koch 2 місяці тому +3

    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

  • Citizen GattoMatto
    Citizen GattoMatto 2 місяці тому +3

    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.

    ZONYMA 2 місяці тому +1

    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.

  • Beesechurger_73
    Beesechurger_73 2 місяці тому +2074

    I have so much respect for Linus. Glad you're back!

    • Thirty6s
      Thirty6s 2 місяці тому


    • Likwid Gam3r
      Likwid Gam3r 2 місяці тому +19

      Im just glad he didnt put on any pants.

    • Sat S
      Sat S 2 місяці тому


    • Arabicguy
      Arabicguy 2 місяці тому +16

      Can you stop with the cringe video ideas?

    • joalricha
      joalricha 2 місяці тому +2

      the minecraft guy watching tech tips? noice

  • Ben Thomas
    Ben Thomas 2 місяці тому

    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...

  • Alex Kilpatrick
    Alex Kilpatrick 2 місяці тому +40

    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 :)

    • Dr. Darkfan
      Dr. Darkfan 2 місяці тому

      Can relate. One day, I will be able to get the PC build I need

  • Joe Plett
    Joe Plett 2 місяці тому +3

    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)

  • splatch splatchson
    splatch splatchson Місяць тому

    Glad you were able to recover without too much pain or damage.

  • Ion Amygdalon
    Ion Amygdalon 2 місяці тому +7

    Kudos for being open and honest about this. Kind regards.

  • Karl Rock
    Karl Rock 2 місяці тому +2105

    Glad you’re back! It’s great that UAclips 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
      StarexPlode 2 місяці тому +4


    • Vested
      Vested 2 місяці тому +39

      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.

    • dreamin_jayden
      dreamin_jayden 2 місяці тому +1


    • Like Bot
      Like Bot 2 місяці тому +23

      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 2 місяці тому +25

      @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

  • San Marsà
    San Marsà 2 місяці тому +1

    Thanks for being so sincere, helps a lot to understand how they gain access. It would happen to anybody.

  • rotechs
    rotechs 2 місяці тому +1

    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.

  • list1726
    list1726 2 місяці тому +1

    Nah, my heart goes out to you. I really enjoy your channel and I'm sad this happened to you.

  • michael kissinger
    michael kissinger 2 місяці тому

    you guys have been so much support to me I got to know how to deal with stuff

  • Lee Fa
    Lee Fa Місяць тому +4

    You've got a very loyal fan base..
    Truly a treasure to have

  • GameRiot
    GameRiot 2 місяці тому +2801

    so pleased everything is okay.

    • Nicholas
      Nicholas 2 місяці тому +6


    • Computment
      Computment 2 місяці тому +31

      There goes our hope to watch unlisted videos

    • BlackAnt02
      BlackAnt02 2 місяці тому +28

      @Computment Don't worry People probably downloaded them.

    • Dominik Dobrotic
      Dominik Dobrotic 2 місяці тому +15

      Fire Colton

    • Insight
      Insight 2 місяці тому +2


  • Grumpy OldMan
    Grumpy OldMan 2 місяці тому +6

    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!

  • Robert Sanchez
    Robert Sanchez 2 місяці тому +17

    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 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому +1

      ​@Zid Bits
      This was an emergency situation; he porbably doesn't do that on the regular.

  • Guyu De'Sw0rd
    Guyu De'Sw0rd 2 місяці тому +1

    You sound like great boss, I appreciate how you take accountability for policies.
    Good job, sorry you had to go through this.

  • Windows Eleven
    Windows Eleven 2 місяці тому +8

    Linus was going through a lot of tough times. I can see in face.

  • Tom O'Loughlin
    Tom O'Loughlin 2 місяці тому +3

    Sorry this happened to LTT, but thanks for sharing your learnings - this is a real eye-opener!

  • Graeme83
    Graeme83 2 місяці тому +488

    Can we take a moment and send our condolences to the poor LTT video editor that had to add the blur effect.

  • ColdSnowLight EvilRabbit
    ColdSnowLight EvilRabbit 2 місяці тому +2

    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!

  • Edward Snowden
    Edward Snowden 2 місяці тому

    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!

  • LivelyBenjamin
    LivelyBenjamin Місяць тому +2

    That was absolutly intense listening i ever had on UAclips. Happy that you got your channel covered with just a finger snap!

  • Getting-On
    Getting-On 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • ZepieAnimations
    ZepieAnimations 2 місяці тому +1

    Man, It must be really tough! But im glad you got your channels back!

  • GreyAye
    GreyAye 2 місяці тому +1742

    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.

    • Dave ballsack
      Dave ballsack 2 місяці тому +17

      Being a celeb helps some average Joe would probably be laughed at

    • Andor Project
      Andor Project 2 місяці тому +6

      surly his wife help him to understand that.

    • carlosfer2201
      carlosfer2201 2 місяці тому +52

      @Dave ballsack he meant LTT not blaming the employee. Not UAclips helping Linus

    • Soumyadip Dey
      Soumyadip Dey 2 місяці тому +5

      How can they possibly fire Linus. This channel is literally named after him.

    • bhighb
      bhighb 2 місяці тому +8

      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.

    WAYNES WORLD UNLIMITED 2 місяці тому +14

    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.

  • Lennart
    Lennart 2 місяці тому +1

    Thanks for the technical details of the incident. I appreciate you're doing a constructive video out of this misery.

  • Brian Graves
    Brian Graves Місяць тому +8

    This is why having windows default to not show file extensions is the biggest security problem since the internet has existed.

    • alexanderrogge
      alexanderrogge Місяць тому +1

      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.

  • Mert
    Mert Місяць тому +2

    OMG I KNEW I WASN'T TRIPPING! ThioJoe really did release that video before this happened, so it was actually just a coincidence! Also, love that he's getting mentioned here, dude's one of my fav UAclipsrs nowadays, along with LTT

  • Yousif Ali
    Yousif Ali Місяць тому

    well glad to see you back , the channel is part of life keep it up and be careful

  • Christian Bale
    Christian Bale 2 місяці тому +1357

    Your wife helping you at 3am while you’re in your birthday suit is pure gold. Glad you’re back

    • Michael
      Michael 2 місяці тому +67

      Ya she seems to be the greatest sucess of his life :)

    • Super Gilley04
      Super Gilley04 2 місяці тому +63

      The kind of woman who pushes you forward to success, we all deserve one.

    • Jeff the Destroyer of Lies
      Jeff the Destroyer of Lies 2 місяці тому +27

      That's a high value woman

    • victornpb
      victornpb 2 місяці тому +58

      don’t forget the other wife Luke was ther 13:28

    • Fae Velocity
      Fae Velocity 2 місяці тому +8

      There's no way he was completely naked. But still funny. xD

  • DougStep
    DougStep 2 місяці тому +1

    Mad respect to Dbrand here and the team as well!

  • MrBoxingnun
    MrBoxingnun 2 місяці тому +6

    I REALLY LIKE YOU, anyone that gets to work with you is very lucky, props to all your success.

  • Zach Twilightwindwaker
    Zach Twilightwindwaker Місяць тому +2

    At least you got your channel back. I lost my channel permanently after it got hacked, I think it had a name change too. Ever since that incident I started using Security Keys.

  • Thex
    Thex 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • Fun With Talking Tom
    Fun With Talking Tom Місяць тому +1

    One of my friends worked on his channel for over 5 years and had it going good. Later it was hacked by someone in Bangkok and Google never responded to his emails because he was only at about 100k subs I guess. Not a big channel but 5 years of work all gone! Google needs to do something about the lack of service support.

  • Jordan Wolfson
    Jordan Wolfson 2 місяці тому +1593

    I really appreciate you verbally clarifying that no disciplinary action will be taken against your employees. Whoever it is, their world must have come crashing down when they realized what they'd done. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. Being a calm, understanding employer is something the world needs.

    • Thomas Phillips
      Thomas Phillips 2 місяці тому +146

      Yeah, the last thing you need for better cybersecurity practices is a culture of blame and punishment

    • JD
      JD 2 місяці тому +35

      even then, how some of these scams work is by the scammer pretending to be a legitimate sponsor, with either a spoofed or faked address and a link to download some info on the sponsorship deal/contract, which is actually a Trojan horse that then uses your computer to hack the channel.

    • SweatyyLemonss
      SweatyyLemonss 2 місяці тому +7

      pog alter bridge profile pic

    • Moji
      Moji 2 місяці тому +3


    • Soundblaster Studios
      Soundblaster Studios 2 місяці тому +3

      They don't let their employees share wage info.

  • Neeko Lionheart MMA
    Neeko Lionheart MMA Місяць тому

    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.

  • 8BitBrad
    8BitBrad 2 місяці тому +1

    UAclips 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.

  • ReadyBear64
    ReadyBear64 Місяць тому +1

    Lots of youtubers are being hacked as well. I hope youtube does something about all this.

  • Gio
    Gio 2 місяці тому +2

    for not holding tht employee accountable and blaming training linus seems like a great boss to work for

  • Alice
    Alice 2 місяці тому +1

    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

  • TayZonday
    TayZonday 2 місяці тому +2377

    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
      Lordofthehunt5 2 місяці тому +170

      Chocolate rain

    • Partson Mutambudzi
      Partson Mutambudzi 2 місяці тому +11

      @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
      Mark 2 місяці тому +33

      im sure spoofing the ip is trivial.

    • usf
      usf 2 місяці тому +27

      @Mark unless they have access to your pc or home network it shouldnt be possible

    • Alyssa Smith
      Alyssa Smith 2 місяці тому +91

      @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

  • Rob Mikels
    Rob Mikels 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • The Resin Samurai
    The Resin Samurai 2 місяці тому +2

    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.

  • Deric
    Deric Місяць тому

    I like how you are dealing with this! The employee made an honest mistake

  • Buster475
    Buster475 2 місяці тому +1

    I learned about this attack from Paul Hibbert (Hibbert Home Tech)'s channel when his channel got attacked the same way. It seemed to be getting around and I was surprised that LTT got hit by this. But kudos to Linus for not imposing any disciplinary action on the staff.

  • Teacher Alberto Cuevas
    Teacher Alberto Cuevas 2 місяці тому +1

    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

  • Corey Ham
    Corey Ham 2 місяці тому +1302

    As someone in the cybersecurity industry, thanks for being so open about what happened, and bringing awareness to the technical elements involved. It CAN happen to anyone, what really matters is how you react.

    • DJI In London
      DJI In London 2 місяці тому +3

      Dont pirate tools and redline won't come to meet you :D Who takes advise from this fool anyways, got a team behind him 1000s of pounds of kit and the noob gets cookie jacked hahaha

    • LuckyHydraTV
      LuckyHydraTV 2 місяці тому


    • Mitch Habets
      Mitch Habets 2 місяці тому +45

      @DJI In London damn… cut back on the salt a little bit, my kidneys can’t handle this much.
      The jealousy is almost palpable 😂

    • Satoru
      Satoru 2 місяці тому

      What do you think of time of day based functions being limited and requiring authorization by 2fa + offline scanned paper laminated qr code with a 7089 digit password? Sure, the cell carrier can be socially manipulated to enable a 2fa vulnerability but you can't hack what is akin to a cold crypto wallet that is offline.

  • Mark Ashton
    Mark Ashton 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • Simon Petersen
    Simon Petersen 2 місяці тому +1

    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.

  • Jay DKB Games
    Jay DKB Games Місяць тому +1

    Sad that 10 yrs after this has happened to channels before UAclipss customer service and urgent reaction is still crap.

  • Rein Quest
    Rein Quest 2 місяці тому +1

    I’m glad you got recovered. I hate that only big fish like you actually get support from google/UAclips.

  • Jacob Persico
    Jacob Persico 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • TheTwistedKris
    TheTwistedKris 2 місяці тому +4

    In my line of work we are trained on cyber security and are regularly sent spoof emails that emulate scam emails. A security system is always as strong as its weakest link, which tends to be the human element.

  • YoloMamba
    YoloMamba 2 місяці тому

    people don't take phishing emails nearly as serious as they should imo. It's one of those things where everyone thinks it won't happen to them. They think their too smart, or it would be super easy to catch. But scammers aren't all stupid, and their scams are always going to keep getting more and more sophisticated.
    I hope this brings light to the fact that it can literally happen to anyone. And people take their training on safeguarding their company and personal data more seriously.

  • elguapo42
    elguapo42 Місяць тому

    Dang good looking Linus hope you get back up and running w/o too much headache 😮 love your channel!

  • SprintShoes
    SprintShoes 2 місяці тому

    Linus, I'm so sorry this happened to you. Thank you for drawing from your experience with this hack to make this helpful video.

  • turbo012
    turbo012 2 місяці тому

    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 UAclips 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.

  • Norrix115
    Norrix115 2 місяці тому +2818

    The best part of this is the fact that dbrand not only jumped at that chance to help Linus, but is also roasting him at the same time.

    • Rainbow Dash
      Rainbow Dash 2 місяці тому +81

      dbrand just keeps "broasting" him XD

    • SirEuchre
      SirEuchre 2 місяці тому +88

      I mean, haven't you had a friend like that, who will pull your chain constantly, but be the most loyal friend you have? I have. I get it.

    • 1racerboy1
      1racerboy1 2 місяці тому +80

      Did anyone else notice when he spelled out the discount code he added a "W" and spelled out "FIVEFOOTOWNE" lol

    • Damien Steinrich
      Damien Steinrich 2 місяці тому +10

      ​@1racerboy1 lol glad I didn't hallucinate that thought I was chatgpt there for a sec

  • Salina Hossain
    Salina Hossain 2 місяці тому +2

    What a stressful situation, thanks Linus for the lesson!!!

  • Gerardo Ferrufino
    Gerardo Ferrufino Місяць тому

    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.

  • Hector Lucca
    Hector Lucca Місяць тому

    😂😂😂 shorty lmao, I am glad you were able to get your account back. Love your channel