If we were dealing with legitimate hackers, we’d already be hacked. Regardless, still worth it to prevent yourself from being inconvenienced.
Change your passwords to all of your associated accounts. The youtube trolls have been attempting to ‘hack’ emails and other accounts.
I’m going to quote NavyBrony from MLR on some good security instructions.
“Password: Hackers have a variety of ways to get your password, such as dictionary, brute force, or rainbow table attacks. All they need is to intercept the encrypted hash that gets sent to the server to log on, and they can use those techniques to decrypt your password. If you utilize only letters or only numbers, it isn’t too difficult to crack a password. So here’s some password requirements required by government/military computers:
- At least 14 characters. - Must contain 2 uppercase letters, 2 lowercase letters, and 2 special characters at a minimum.
Using these password requirements, I’ve tried my hand at cracking my own password, using both brute force and rainbow tables, and the shortest time to crack it was estimated at 20 years.
Keyloggers: I’ve already posted about that nasty virus I got. Thankfully, this was a scam to try and get me to buy their program, but if you suspect you are infected, do not log in to anything. Run your AV program, eliminate all traces of the virus, then before you proceed normally, verify you aren’t hacked by going to command prompt, and typing in netstat -ano (make sure you do this without having any online programs running such as a browser and/or messenger.)
This opens a listing of all the current connections to your computer. If you do not have any browsers or messaging programs running, you should see every state as, “Listening.” Seeing an IP as, “Established,” means you could be hacked, so look at the PID number to the right of the status, and open up your task manager. Go to view»>select columns, and turn on PID (Process Identifier). Double check the PIDs that are listed as “Established,” and verify they are normal programs. I myself always have a couple listing as established but have been found to be related to Bonjour and mDNSResponder, both of which are utilized by Apple for library syncing, and are not a threat.
Anything else you see as established, look it up to see if it’s a threat. The matter at issue is a keylogger process could be established to a hacker, which records your key strokes, meaning you could have the most secure password in history, but they wouldn’t need to crack it, because they have a recording of the keystrokes you pressed for each website.”
Hey guys, there’s been a lot of youtube troll attacks with copyright claims going on, and it looks like I got hit. Don’t worry, my account is still intact, I just have everything filed under private.
I’ll be submitting a counter-notification soon, and also contacting youtube for any preventative measures that I can take on further attacks. I may be able to press charges, or even sue (that’s a long shot, but the option exists). Wish me luck!