Getting Hacked As An Internet Creator

Imagine opening up the YouTube channel you spent the last ten years building, and it’s just gone.

Boogie2988
Sep 22, 2016 · 7 min read

Everything that I had spent the last decade building online had been destroyed by a hacker.

Two-step (or two-factor) authentication requires you to have both your password and your device. But if the second factor is being texted to you, that doesn’t help if a hacker has spoofed your phone.
Advice from my hacker.
Deleting accounts is a fast and easy process once you have access. Though, Google has procedures for reinstating recently deleted accounts.
Why us? Why me? Why do this?

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Thanks to Amanda McLoughlin.

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I make videos on the internet as well as stream on twitch. You may know me as my frequently viral character “francis”

Internet Creators Guild

The ICG works to connect, inform, and support the tens of thousands of people working as creators on the internet.