YouTube can be a great place. Whether you want to have a laugh at the famous keyboard cat
, learn to cut a mango
, or watch step by step how to download your AVG Internet Security software
, you can view it all there!
However, with the availability of so many videos and the incredible volumes of traffic the site receives
, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that cybercriminals are looking to reap some benefit
YouTube visitors therefore must be wary of links that come with videos; and should be especially wary of videos that turn out to be graphics directing them to specific links on the page.
The example included below “only” had a survey scam on it, but an earlier version (which was taken down shortly after it was first detected by AVG LinkScanner®
) led to a site loaded with the powerful Blackhole Exploit Kit