YouTube accounts compromised

There have been millions of YouTube accounts compromised and taken over during the last several days, according to ZDNet. The attacks appear to be a coordinated campaign encouraging users to phishing websites where the user will then supply account credentials. This current campaign seems to be targeting the car community very heavily.

While your small business might not have been impacted by this, it is an important reminder to any small business that uses YouTube and other forms of social media to ensure your accounts are safe. Using a long, complex, and unique passphrase on all accounts is recommended, along with enabling multifactor authentication when available. Regularly verifying current and past logins on the account is an additional step one can take to help ensure only the business has access to the social media account. Lastly, if the account allows alerts for new logins, enable it!