CarryMinati’s YouTube channel was hacked earlier in the day and here’s what happened after that
CarryMinati’s YouTube channel – one of the most well-known video bloggers in India, also known as Ajey Nagar – has been hacked before. Hackers broke into CarryMinati’s YouTube channel and demanded a Bitcoin donation from subscribers. Shortly after the channel was hacked, CarryMinati took to Twitter to notify YouTube about the incident and ask for immediate assistance. The video platform was quick to respond and resolve the issue.
@YouTubeIndia My channel Carryislive has been hacked, need immediate assistance.
— Ajey Nagar (@CarryMinati) July 24, 2020
YouTube first apologized in a reply to the tweet and asked him to connect over DM to regain the channel.
Team YouTube tweeted:
We’re really sorry this happened. Mind following us so we can continue with next steps over DM?
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) July 24, 2020
The case is similar to the Bitcoin scam on Twitter that has compromised the accounts of some popular people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, …
Notably, CarryMinati’s second YouTube channel, CarryIislive, continued to be hacked. The account currently has 6.67 million subscribers. The main CarryMinati account has 24 million registered users. In Carryislive, he only posts videos related to gaming.
Hackers Altern changed the description of the account with account details for bitcoin donation. Hackers said to have streamed CarryMinati’s old Bihar Charity stream with the description for Bitcoin’s address to trick subscribers.
Fans took to Twitter to express their concern about the hack.
After being compromised for a long time, CarryMinati regained access to the channel. The display image of the channel has been deleted for the time being, probably as part of the retrieval process.
My channel is now back with me! I don’t know who did it & why but thanks to youtube for their immediate support.
— Ajey Nagar (@CarryMinati) July 25, 2020
Currently, there are no details on how the channel was hacked. However, Ajey Nagar has now tweeted that he doesn’t know who hacked his account. However, he said that YouTube helped him gain access to his account, blocking hackers.
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