Asking people to donate to a particular account, a bitcoin scam ran on Carry Minati’s YouTube gaming channel which was immediately reported by fans. In the early hours of Saturday, fans noticed the hack of Ajey Nagar or Carry Minati’s YouTube channel ‘CarryisLive’ where he posts gaming videos. Also Read - Swara Bhaskar Becomes Latest Target of Memes After She Calls Israel 'Apartheid State'
The incident comes at the heels of another Bitcoin scam where Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian West, Warren Buffet, Kayne West and other billionaires was hacked to run a similar crypto-currency scam. In Nagar’s case, the hacker or bitcoin streamer changed the description for the content of streaming so that it advertised a donation related to bitcoin. Also Read - Indian Idol 12 Controversy: Amit Kumar's Shocking Revelation For Judges And Makers, Says Was 'Told to Praise Everyone'
Taking to his Twitter handle, Nagar immediately asked for assistance. He tweeted, “@YouTubeIndia My channel Carryislive has been hacked, need immediate assistance (sic)” Also Read - Twitter Account of J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Briefly Suspended, Restored Later. Here's Why
This was enough to set fans on a frenzy. While one warned, “Please block the following addresses of BTC and Ethereum at the earliest. Have attached screenshot for the same. Indian users targeted so Indian exchanges can help (sic)”, another advised, “Hacker won’t use these exchanges directly from the address which you have shown. They can use mixer or send to multiple address and still send to any exchange of this world and cannot be get caught. People are advised not to send any crypto to any addresses without verification (sic)
Check out Carry Minati’s fans reaction here:
While no such scam was reported on Nagar’s main YouTube channel, Carry Minati, the fraud on the two live streams seemed to have been taken down too.