Malicious actors using AI-generated YouTube videos to spread infostealer malware, report

Abeerah Hashim  - Security Expert
Last updated: November 10, 2023
AI-generated YouTube video tutorials spreading infostealer malware
  • Threat actors have abused AI-generated YouTube video tutorials such as Adobe photoshop crack and AutoCAD to spread info stealer malware.
  • Threat actors hijack YouTube accounts with large subscriber bases and push info stealer malware by creating false links and websites in the video description section.
  • To prevent users and organizations from falling victim, they must enable multi-factor authentication on their systems and adopt adaptive threat monitoring.

According to research conducted by CloudSEK as far back as November 2022, there has been a 2 to 3 times month-over-month increase in the number of youtube videos containing links to info stealer malware in the video description section. The types of information stealer malware used include Vidar, Raccoon, and RedLine.