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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  2 months ago +15222

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  • GreenStarbird
    GreenStarbird 2 months ago +127933

    Tech tip: don’t get hacked

    • Swift
      Swift 2 months ago +3276

      Solid tip, bro.

    • John_Rafael1
      John_Rafael1 2 months ago +516


    • Floppy Disk Channel
      Floppy Disk Channel 2 months ago +406


    • Benxify
      Benxify 2 months ago +317

      Thanks bro

    • Cubic
      Cubic 2 months ago +658

      Tech tip: never use any tech, how are you gonna have any problems with it then

  • Poly Clot
    Poly Clot 2 months ago +1762

    In a healthy organization, sh!t actually rolls up the hill, rather than down. Beautifully said, Mr. Linus

    • Elijah Dungan
      Elijah Dungan 2 months ago +70

      I've never had a job where shit didn't roll downhill, I think shit only rolls uphill in tech because the people are smart enough to own responsibility. In Healthcare it is all about liability which leads to fingerpointing and the people at the bottom take the blame for failure even when there is poor management and lack of training

    • David Sauve
      David Sauve 2 months ago +6

      Already one of my favorites, respect grew immeasurably by owning up and taking responsibility.

    • Tim McVey
      Tim McVey 2 months ago +2

      @David Sauve absolutely.

    • Reckless Whisper
      Reckless Whisper 2 months ago +1

      This is the wisest thing I've never heard! And I've never heard SO MANY things!

  • Justin The Turtle
    Justin The Turtle 2 months ago +816

    I love the fact that despite someone on your team making a mistake, you guys are using this to better the company instead of hurt it.

    • Pete Lind
      Pete Lind 2 months ago +22

      It's like you need a separate computer with its own address to be in contact with sponsors , totally isolated from other computers .
      Yeah its a pain in the back , but when there is no access ever made to the creative part , there is nothing anyone can use .

    • Lex Exceria
      Lex Exceria 2 months ago +13

      ​@Pete Lind hacked by downloading a file. That no one thought about that...
      That trick is as old as computers itself. Seeing my work tasting it's employees on it regularly.
      But yeah besides the extra security. Separating prevents a lot. Excellent tip in general, even it's just for yourself,

    • Nobodea Karres
      Nobodea Karres 2 months ago +17

      those who blames mistakes are fools
      Linus know that, so instead of punishing the guy who made the mistake he uses it as a learning factor to better secure and improve the company

    • The Spark
      The Spark 2 months ago +1

      @Pete Lind We have that in our firm, actually a cheap setup but a pain for us employees ... we can´t goof around in the internet. I have no internet access, I am only allowed to use the software intended for my work plus the fact that the server my work is stored on isn´t connected to the internet either. I think we only have two computers with internet access and they are both strictly regulated .... and we are nobodies in the big picture. I think my boss is paranoid.

  • persona2grata
    persona2grata 2 months ago +578

    I'm a security data scientist for a bank, which most of the time makes me feel pretty paranoid about the level of care I take when dealing with digital content, but stories like this make me feel a little less crazy.

    • soul
      soul 2 months ago +15

      your not crazy enough

    • MattsoPiratoso
      MattsoPiratoso 2 months ago +6

      You should get even more paranoid depending on your levels. Keep your nogging working and thinking about ways to avoid trouble. (Of course, only if you can deal about that. No use stressing over things you can't deal with.)

    • persona2grata
      persona2grata 2 months ago +24

      @MattsoPiratoso Oh I have to be plenty already. I don't know whether it's because of my job or just really advanced data mining, but I've had emails and texts sent to me that used very tangential details about my life to sell the illusion, and my employer has told me straight up that they've found bounties on me and my whole team on the dark web. And I don't even have any real power or anything lol. I'm just a convenient potential entry point, like a lot of others. It's creepy to think about, but that's where we are today. The sophistication of black hats has increased to an almost unbelievable degree.

    • James Stack
      James Stack 2 months ago +8

      Not a data scientist, just a lowly sys admin, but I completely understand. Security is such a fragile thing and we are never in control.

  • darklajid
    darklajid 2 months ago +3297

    I like how Linus owned himself by spelling ONE in the code as O W N E

    • Pepega Professor
      Pepega Professor 2 months ago +70

      i thought noone else noticed

    • Anders Nielsen
      Anders Nielsen 2 months ago +22

      But you remember the code now, don’t you? 😂

    • Joshua Key
      Joshua Key 2 months ago +10

      @Pepega Professor lol. i said.. w? hahahaha Love you Linus

    • LZXTY
      LZXTY 2 months ago +17

      damn i commented about this when the video came out. 0 likes.

  • ReadyBear64
    ReadyBear64 2 months ago +3

    Lots of youtubers are being hacked as well. I hope youtube does something about all this.

  • Jon Rettinger
    Jon Rettinger 2 months ago +2406

    Really appreciate your honestly and candor here. A huge problem that needs to be fixed.

  • David Pratt
    David Pratt 2 months ago +903

    Love the fact that the wife was down there in the trenches with you. What a team you are.

    • Okamifan2 FKA chdreturns
      Okamifan2 FKA chdreturns 2 months ago +20

      Yep the horses were in the trenches too.

    • TGP Gaming
      TGP Gaming 2 months ago +62

      She is kind of also running parts of the organization though, you kind of also want to save what you worked your ass off for so long haha.

    • Henry Petty
      Henry Petty 2 months ago +23

      Well he is a millionaire so it’s in her best interests to get that cash cow running again

    • Ye boiii
      Ye boiii 2 months ago +129

      @Henry Petty bro his wife literally is with him since day 1

    • iWatchWithNoAds
      iWatchWithNoAds 2 months ago +76

      @Ye boiii ikr she even brought in the dough when he was struggling financially. Mother of his children! Is nothing sacred anymore

  • Paryank Kansara
    Paryank Kansara 2 months ago +393

    This is very eye opening not only for Clip-Sharers but also for common internet users. It is also an important lesson for web developers. Session hijacking is often an oversight by many developers. In some cases like social media, as you mentioned, they deliberately skip out some measures to make the UX less confusing. It would be nice to see if these companies at least add those advanced security features configurable. It would make the balance between UX and security.

    • Paco 2015
      Paco 2015 2 months ago +2

      More security, less UX. More UX, less security.

    • Spicy Manx
      Spicy Manx 2 months ago +1

      We can say that they could have the session ID be matched with the IP address, so that way you need to mask your IP and have the Session ID. Honestly shouldn't even be that hard to implement.

    • Felix
      Felix 2 months ago +11

      @Spicy Manx That would cause issues for people with dynamic IPs & people who use VPNs. So it would definitely have to be an opt in advanced feature.

    • Kosiek
      Kosiek 2 months ago +1

      @Felix that's the reason to go full IPv6. Dynamic IPs are an ugly compromise that should die already.

    • Spicy Manx
      Spicy Manx 2 months ago

      @Felix That's true

  • FrobergDK
    FrobergDK 2 months ago +7

    I love how DBRAND jumped at the chance to completely troll Linus in his hour of need.
    Whomever is in charge of their social media must be an epic troll.

  • Stu Shipp
    Stu Shipp 2 months ago +96

    Geez, what a mess. Glad you guys are handling it. I have to say this is the most sincere I feel I've ever seen Linus. This authentic display of feelings was nice to see for a change.

  • Sebiro's
    Sebiro's 2 months ago +17

    I am glad that the community has the back of LTT. You guys have earned a place that deserves recognition in the face of struggles. It shows your strengths through the frays. You have a solid team that faces issues day in and day out. It is the unknown challenges that come out of left field, that you never see coming that turn things upside down. And they could happen again, but you guys are wiser from this. You may take a look at all your procedures and refresh the teams about how this transpired for future booby traps.

  • Jim Browning
    Jim Browning 2 months ago +14201

    As someone who had a channel deleted (albeit in a different way), I sympathize. Glad Google had your back and I wish they were as responsive for me (took a week, but at least they restored it).
    - It's good to own up to mistakes; others will learn from this
    - Perhaps link to the advice you quote in the video and not just a shout out to ThioJoe?
    Keep up the good work.

    • cityscape22
      cityscape22 2 months ago +342

      oh yeah i remember you took a loooong time to get your channel back that SUCKED

    • Aziel
      Aziel 2 months ago +37


    • Naltrex
      Naltrex 2 months ago +75

      yooo jim browning!

    • Katze
      Katze 2 months ago +12

      Jim!! 😍

  • Matthew D'Zombie
    Matthew D'Zombie 2 months ago +161

    Another good rule of thumb, when all else fails call your contact at a vendor/sponsor directly before opening anything. If you don't have a contact with said vendor/sponsor call their customer service line and ask to speak to the person that sent the email.

    • Lolp821
      Lolp821 2 months ago +2

      Check what you're opening is the only rule of thumb needed

    • Richard Pike
      Richard Pike 2 months ago +5

      @Lolp821 That should definitely be the first thumb, but maybe his thumb idea can be the secondary thumb for when you're suspicious about the vendor/sponsor's content

  • Kalimah Priforce
    Kalimah Priforce 2 months ago +83

    Gotta love dbrand! Glad you guys were able to recover!

    • JustFamiliar
      JustFamiliar 2 months ago +4

      how are you verified with 103 subscribers

    • endex
      endex 2 months ago +8

      @JustFamiliar welcome to politics.

    • Unitoons
      Unitoons Month ago

      @JustFamiliar Clip-Share used to verify some personal channels with playing a notable role in the real world - channels who have the risk of becoming a target of impersonation. This hasn't really been the case for like the last 8 years, though.

  • Brian Graves
    Brian Graves 2 months ago +9

    This is why having windows default to not show file extensions is the biggest security problem since the internet has existed.

    • alexanderrogge
      alexanderrogge Month ago +1

      Another problem is that Windows likes to execute code from a non-executable file extension. It shouldn't execute ".pdf.exe" or ".exe.pdf". If it does anything, Windows should call the PDF software assigned to the PDF file extension, not execute the file and let it do whatever it wants. I wonder if this virus will get named LTT for worming its way into the LTT office.

  • Frederick Dunn
    Frederick Dunn 2 months ago +206

    This is incredibly valuable to ALL of us. We spend so much of our lives creating content and investing in our channels. If YOU can get hacked, anyone can be hacked, and that's very scary! What about music claims that aren't correct, yet earn big $$$ for those bots that claim content and just hope that the channel doesn't challenge that. Please do more Crime Related protection content. We are all VERY INTERESTED. Thank you.

    • AlmostWeeklyReport
      AlmostWeeklyReport 2 months ago +1

      honestly, I think LTT could do a masterclass on managing a youtube channel. It wouldn't be very hard for them to offer exclusive content to creators with a minimum size.

    • 57thorns
      57thorns 2 months ago +4

      Actually, a single person channel is way less prone to these attacks. The larger the team, the larger the risk someone is not aware enough and makes a costly mistake.

    • Shared Knowledge
      Shared Knowledge 2 months ago

      @57thorns But a small channel is WAY less likely to get help from Clip-Share for days, weeks, or ever. Even small channels get targeted for political, religious, and other reasons that have nothing to do with crypto scams.

  • GOD
    GOD 2 months ago +11

    What's wild is that this can happen to literally any of us.. but when it happens to us, we (the average person) probably won't ever get our stuff back because we're nobodies in the grand scheme of things.

  • Lisa M. Willson
    Lisa M. Willson 2 months ago +7667

    I feel bad for the poor editor who had to blur out his boss’ junk today.

    • CzEMaker
      CzEMaker 2 months ago +185


    • Chapmann Cheung
      Chapmann Cheung 2 months ago +314

      🍓? Is that the new eggplant? Should have been a banana 🍌 😕 🙄

    • Bad lighting
      Bad lighting 2 months ago +271

      @Chapmann Cheung it’s probably meant to represent his “berries” (balls)

    • Mark Anderson
      Mark Anderson 2 months ago +499

      soon the leaked scene of him running down the stairs nekked will go viral...Colton's fault, of course.

    • Andrew flake
      Andrew flake 2 months ago +205

      onlyfans would probs be a good business decision lol

  • Frix
    Frix 2 months ago +6

    I really appreciate the honesty and transparency. Such a crazy event, and something to look out for.

  • Hack Daddy
    Hack Daddy 2 months ago +55

    This entire video is golden. Your candor is astounding. Your relationship with Dbrand is perfect. And your responses to your community and staff are unprecedented . I couldnt be happier to have you as one of the few people im subscribed to. Proving every post why it was a good decision. Please keep being the awesome person you are Linus

  • Lee Fa
    Lee Fa 2 months ago +5

    You've got a very loyal fan base..
    Truly a treasure to have

  • tribopower
    tribopower 2 months ago +7

    His approach is very commendable and respectful, in most companies they would just blame a certain person and that would be the end of the story, without improving the initial problem and let the cycle rinse and repeat, also Steve is a real one for informing at 3AM xD

  • Alex Kilpatrick
    Alex Kilpatrick 2 months ago +41

    I dont know if you'll see this since this video was posted last week but i wanted to let you and your team know how much of an impact LTT has had on me. I started watching about 8 or 9 years ago and got inspired to keep learning. Now I'm coming up on 1 year at my first IT job. Even now when i watch your channel I always learn new things almost every video. Thank you LMG and keep up the great work :)

    • M31ctron
      M31ctron 2 months ago

      Can relate. One day, I will be able to get the PC build I need

  • Beesechurger_73
    Beesechurger_73 2 months ago +2072

    I have so much respect for Linus. Glad you're back!

    • Thirty6s
      Thirty6s 2 months ago


    • Likwid Gam3r
      Likwid Gam3r 2 months ago +19

      Im just glad he didnt put on any pants.

    • Sat S
      Sat S 2 months ago


    • Arabicguy
      Arabicguy 2 months ago +16

      Can you stop with the cringe video ideas?

    • joalricha
      joalricha 2 months ago +2

      the minecraft guy watching tech tips? noice

  • TGP Gaming
    TGP Gaming 2 months ago +10

    Sorry to hear this happened to you guys, but glad you guys got it under control again fast :)
    Just laughing my ass off for the end of the video, the best sponsor link and code ever! haha

  • Luke Vesty
    Luke Vesty 2 months ago +2

    Really sorry this happened to you mate. Great to see your community getting right behind you. Also, don't blame yourself for this. It could happen to anyone and we're going to keep on seeing more and more victims of this kind of thing. It's just the world we live in unfortunately.

  • Natalie Hammell
    Natalie Hammell 2 months ago +9

    Love your sense of accountability - it's a great model of reflecting on systems and training. I'm glad you got everything back

  • Robert Sanchez
    Robert Sanchez 2 months ago +17

    Great work acknowledging the whole of the problem and not the specific incident. Failure is inevitable, the lessons you learn from them are invaluable but you have to be willing to change and adapt with one and not live in denial.

    • Zid Bits
      Zid Bits 2 months ago

      The only thing I found weird is that he was walking around his house naked. Normally this isn't an issue, but doesn't he have kids? And I'm not talking newborn babies. What if his girl wakes up and goes to the bathroom, or gets sick, or whatever; she gonna see daddy naked. That's weird as hell.

    • W Qimuel
      W Qimuel 2 months ago +1

      ​@Zid Bits
      This was an emergency situation; he porbably doesn't do that on the regular.

  • Anthony Blacker
    Anthony Blacker 2 months ago +4

    This community cares Linus. We, even the noobies, we are ALL in this together. We LOVE this shit as much as if not more than you do. Thank you.

  • Phone Repair Guru
    Phone Repair Guru 2 months ago +2380

    Good to see you back Linus!

  • Windows Eleven
    Windows Eleven 2 months ago +9

    Linus was going through a lot of tough times. I can see in face.

  • Grumpy OldMan
    Grumpy OldMan 2 months ago +6

    Hate that it happened to you guys, but grateful for the insight that was gained because of this!
    You guys are awesome, keep up the great work! Also, shout out to Chris Titus Tech that gave me the heads up on what was happening to you!

  • Nick Wallette
    Nick Wallette Month ago +1

    Just want to say thanks for showing the world that you can not only make mistakes, but own up to them, be transparent about them, not scape-goat them, and _still_ be not only successful as a company, but _thrive._

  • James Graves
    James Graves 2 months ago +2

    You know, the fun thing about DBrand as a sponsor is it is so much fun watching them troll linus and linus whine about it (I know it is marketing) that that, all by itself makes me want to buy something from them.

  • Ion Amygdalon
    Ion Amygdalon 2 months ago +7

    Kudos for being open and honest about this. Kind regards.

  • GameRiot
    GameRiot 2 months ago +2802

    so pleased everything is okay.

    • Nicholas
      Nicholas 2 months ago +6


    • Computment
      Computment 2 months ago +31

      There goes our hope to watch unlisted videos

    • BlackAnt02
      BlackAnt02 2 months ago +28

      @Computment Don't worry People probably downloaded them.

    • Dominik Dobrotic
      Dominik Dobrotic 2 months ago +15

      Fire Colton

    • Insight
      Insight 2 months ago +2


  • Hunter Short Repairs
    Hunter Short Repairs 2 months ago +3

    Im truly glad you guys were able to bounce back! I remember waking up super early to the notifications of the live streams, there were so many of them, which was odd to me. Then later on, on Facebook I see a post from a friend saying "Linus Tech Tips got hacked" and I was kinda like "huh? no way, it happened once already, there's no way.." Now 5 days later, I'm seeing this.

  • TheRealLink
    TheRealLink 2 months ago +3

    Glad to see you guys got your channel back so promptly! Lessons like these are always rough in the moment but hopefully it helps give you some good changes in mind for the future.

  • Joe Plett
    Joe Plett 2 months ago +3

    Seems like a valuable (if painful) lesson for all involved. It sucks that (survivable) failure is often the best teacher, but that seems to be Darwin's (or maybe Nietche's) way....
    I'm appalled that this happened, but I'm glad that you survived it - and are big enough to get the attention of the powers that be. The best thing that can be wrung out of this debacle is ways to improve the process to prevent future exploitation.
    .....Until the resourceful baddies come up with a fresh way to subvert the system.... (It's their nature 🙄)
    "The cost of liberty is eternal vigilance" (sigh)

  • RItchie Valens
    RItchie Valens 2 months ago +85

    Linus didn't deserve to be hacked, he clearly respects his staff, and thats rare.
    He's taking full responsibility, and I hope this works out for his benefit
    God Bless you all 🙏

    • Max Tuledo
      Max Tuledo 2 months ago +2

      But deep down... we all know it was Colton fault somehow

  • Citizen GattoMatto
    Citizen GattoMatto 2 months ago +3

    I'm glad you managed to restore your channels! Even if you're not the first to have suffered from those attacks i'm sure you won't be the last. These are sneaky techniques not easily detected.
    As a software developer myself I run my entire development environment on a virtual machine. And also my enterprise email client run on it's own VM. It's definitely wasteful in terms of hardware resources, but in terms of security and isolation it's another world.

  • Judo Sloth Gaming
    Judo Sloth Gaming 2 months ago +5482

    Glad you got this sorted! You can actually disable all forms of two factor other than a security key by enrolling in the Advanced Protection Program. I’d highly recommend all Clip-Sharers do so. There does need to be changes for this type of thing though. Even to start there could be more limited channel permissions, it would be a quick change but go a long way.

  • Don Lee
    Don Lee 2 months ago

    Sorry that ya had that happen, Linus. Your channels are so good for knowledge. I sure hope that nothing bad like this happens again. Thanks for keeping your videos posted. I use the Brave browser to run all my items. So far it is 100% secure for any browsing of data. I don't use chrome unless on a smartphone. Chrome is Google's gateway & sadly it is much like Internet Explorer use to be with Microsoft & gets hacked open often. Still. Glad your channel is up again. Keep it real Linus and keep those awesome tech tips coming. Even though not I don't have a youtube channel, I still do feel for ya that all 3 were tampered with. In conclusion, super glad ya were able to post this insightful video about the hacks that hit your channels & glad things could be resolved. There is a reason you have over a million followers and support through the community, it is all due to your technology tips. Stay strong and wishing you the best of luck.

  • rotechs
    rotechs 2 months ago +1

    Sorry to hear this Linus. That's terrible. You guys also need to check for any backdoors they most probably have hidden on your network. You may need to get a security expert to take a look for you. Hope you get it all sorted and it doesn't repeat itself.

  • Dieter Koch
    Dieter Koch 2 months ago +3

    Very grateful that you publish this content that you make a us aware of these situations. I was never aware that this could happen and really need to be so cautious with opening anything from email

  • Jordan Perry
    Jordan Perry 2 months ago +1

    Much love for you guys I am glad you guys got this fixed couldn't live without your guys help when it comes to tech you guys rock

    ZONYMA 2 months ago +1

    Thank you Linus for spreading the word on paramount details that impact everyone.
    You really dig into that things that I have questions about in regards to Google’s credibility*.
    Glad things are back.

  • Karl Rock
    Karl Rock 2 months ago +2106

    Glad you’re back! It’s great that Clip-Share can restore the channels. As few people as possible should have access to the admin privileges of the channels. It was amazing to see those super chats warning people! I’m glad it’s all sorted now. Welcome back ❤

    • StarexPlode
      StarexPlode 2 months ago +4


    • Vested
      Vested 2 months ago +39

      It's pretty scary for all youtubers isnt it.. Wild how companies like youtube can be worth so much and be so ridiculously lazy with security.

    • dreamin_jayden
      dreamin_jayden 2 months ago +1


    • Like Bot
      Like Bot 2 months ago +23

      You can see how much he cares about the organisation by the emotion in his voice, especially when he expresses his gratitude. No wonder he turned down 9 figures for it all - this is his baby and he cares about his team. Even had me a bit misty.

    • daniel b
      daniel b 2 months ago +25

      @Like Bot of course he cares, LTT is his empire he built from the ground up, it's his and his family's livlihood and also carries the responsbilities of his employees livlihoods with that, without LTT he's nothing

  • splatch splatchson
    splatch splatchson Month ago

    Glad you were able to recover without too much pain or damage.

  • Mert
    Mert Month ago +2

    OMG I KNEW I WASN'T TRIPPING! ThioJoe really did release that video before this happened, so it was actually just a coincidence! Also, love that he's getting mentioned here, dude's one of my fav Clip-Sharers nowadays, along with LTT

  • Tom O'Loughlin
    Tom O'Loughlin 2 months ago +4

    Sorry this happened to LTT, but thanks for sharing your learnings - this is a real eye-opener!

  • San Marsà
    San Marsà 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for being so sincere, helps a lot to understand how they gain access. It would happen to anybody.

  • list1726
    list1726 2 months ago +1

    Nah, my heart goes out to you. I really enjoy your channel and I'm sad this happened to you.

    WAYNES WORLD UNLIMITED 2 months ago +14

    I had the same problem 10 years ago, maybe a little bit longer. I had a gaming channel called game labs reboot. Which I put my life hard work into it. I only had 5000 subscribers, but I lost everything on the channel was completely lost so I completely understand how you must’ve felt. I’m only now starting again, so I wish you the best of luck.

  • Ben Thomas
    Ben Thomas 2 months ago

    Like you talked about on WAN show, this was bad but in many ways not only LTT but the creator community as a whole will benefit from this. You've raised awareness on something that had been lurking in the shadows. Keep fighting the good fight! Now I'm off to LTT Store to buy something...

  • LivelyBenjamin
    LivelyBenjamin 2 months ago +2

    That was absolutly intense listening i ever had on Clip-Share. Happy that you got your channel covered with just a finger snap!

  • ColdSnowLight EvilRabbit
    ColdSnowLight EvilRabbit 2 months ago +2

    Jealous people will always find a way, to ruin for others.
    I do hope this works out for you & thank you for the info.
    And 11:44 - 11:47 I agree XD.
    Have a good one Linus & thank you for the kind words.
    And *Dbrand* believing your 5foot-1 under the strawberry, got to be a huge honor!
    CSL & OUT!

  • DougStep
    DougStep 2 months ago +1

    Mad respect to Dbrand here and the team as well!

  • Edward Snowden
    Edward Snowden 2 months ago

    Some larger multi global companies should take note of this video when there is a hack or data breach, this is how you do it, its all about transparency and speed is of the essence, bravo Linus Team!

  • michael kissinger
    michael kissinger 2 months ago

    you guys have been so much support to me I got to know how to deal with stuff

  • Guyu De'Sw0rd
    Guyu De'Sw0rd 2 months ago +1

    You sound like great boss, I appreciate how you take accountability for policies.
    Good job, sorry you had to go through this.

  • Lennart
    Lennart 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for the technical details of the incident. I appreciate you're doing a constructive video out of this misery.

  • Jay DKB Games
    Jay DKB Games 2 months ago +1

    Sad that 10 yrs after this has happened to channels before Clip-Shares customer service and urgent reaction is still crap.

  • Christian Bale
    Christian Bale 2 months ago +1358

    Your wife helping you at 3am while you’re in your birthday suit is pure gold. Glad you’re back

    • Michael
      Michael 2 months ago +67

      Ya she seems to be the greatest sucess of his life :)

    • Super Gilley04
      Super Gilley04 2 months ago +63

      The kind of woman who pushes you forward to success, we all deserve one.

    • Jeff the Truth Bringer
      Jeff the Truth Bringer 2 months ago +27

      That's a high value woman

    • victornpb
      victornpb 2 months ago +58

      don’t forget the other wife Luke was ther 13:28

    • Fae Velocity
      Fae Velocity 2 months ago +8

      There's no way he was completely naked. But still funny. xD

  • Gavin Starr
    Gavin Starr 2 months ago +7

    Hey, I've been watching you guys for years, I was wondering if you were planning on making a series based on cyber security news. With this breach just happening I see it as a great chance

    • Gavin Starr
      Gavin Starr 2 months ago

      Especially since AI based hacking is becoming more and more prevalent.

  • MrBoxingnun
    MrBoxingnun 2 months ago +7

    I REALLY LIKE YOU, anyone that gets to work with you is very lucky, props to all your success.

  • Fun With Talking Tom
    Fun With Talking Tom Month ago +1

    One of my friends worked on his channel for over 5 years and had it going good. Later it was hacked by someone in Bangkok and Google never responded to his emails because he was only at about 100k subs I guess. Not a big channel but 5 years of work all gone! Google needs to do something about the lack of service support.

  • Zach Twilightwindwaker
    Zach Twilightwindwaker 2 months ago +2

    At least you got your channel back. I lost my channel permanently after it got hacked, I think it had a name change too. Ever since that incident I started using Security Keys.

  • FroggoPuppy
    FroggoPuppy 2 months ago +1568

    Man, my guy was so focused that he forgot to put clothes on. So much dedication to the channel. We would’ve felt the same, and were so glad you’re back.

    • TheEmerald DJ
      TheEmerald DJ 2 months ago +101

      I think it just goes to show how much of a panic he was in that he just had to get to his computer to attempt to shut down the hackers

    • FactorYLabS
      FactorYLabS 2 months ago +43

      Linus doesn't wear clothes at home ever.

    • XdivineExp
      XdivineExp 2 months ago +65

      Linus sleeps wearing LTT boxers (lttstore), but he got out of bed so fast that his clothes disintegrated.

    • The Big Bad Wolf
      The Big Bad Wolf 2 months ago +94

      Which one of the poor editors had to go through that footage tho

    • Maet01
      Maet01 2 months ago +5

      @XdivineExp its like cartoons they just slipped off

  • ZepieAnimations
    ZepieAnimations 2 months ago +1

    Man, It must be really tough! But im glad you got your channels back!

  • Rob Mikels
    Rob Mikels 2 months ago

    Sorry to hear about all the unneeded stress, you and your wife, had to deal with because of this. I can empathize because I know, what being under a stressful situation can be like and know that it can be traumatic or at the least, ruffle your feathers for a prolonged period and turn your chin hairs grey (I know that stress isn't linked to grey hair, it's a joke).
    Glad that everything turned out "good" and hope we can see some changes, implemented, a.s.a.p. Sure, it was a malicious file that sparked everything but Google shouldn't leave, so many doors open and unlocked, in their system. It's not like you can just implement more security features, yourself, Google has to be willing to make these changes...otherwise they are stupid.

  • SheyD78
    SheyD78 2 months ago +1

    Realistically, any attempt to mass delete content should have massive extra security checks. Functioning channels don't just suddenly decide to delete everything and close up, and even if they did, a time delay, identity check or other options could stop a mistake being made, or in this case malicious damage being done. Time for John Wick 5 where he hunts down the hackers responsible for deleting his favourite dog channel.
    Edit: Crazy thing is, I was coming to the channel to find out if core isolation in windows security is worthwhile.

  • Simon Petersen
    Simon Petersen 2 months ago +1

    From a person working with information security awareness: Least privilege access, zero-trust and more are important to implement. But proper training is essential, as anyone can become targets. Anyone can be victims, no matter how skilled they think they are.

  • Yousif Ali
    Yousif Ali Month ago

    well glad to see you back , the channel is part of life keep it up and be careful

  • GreyAye
    GreyAye 2 months ago +1743

    Most impressive part of all of this is how the company took responsibility instead of throwing an employee under the bus like SO MANY OTHERS DO.

    • Dave ballsack
      Dave ballsack 2 months ago +17

      Being a celeb helps some average Joe would probably be laughed at

    • Andor Project
      Andor Project 2 months ago +6

      surly his wife help him to understand that.

    • carlosfer2201
      carlosfer2201 2 months ago +52

      @Dave ballsack he meant LTT not blaming the employee. Not Clip-Share helping Linus

    • Soumyadip Dey
      Soumyadip Dey 2 months ago +5

      How can they possibly fire Linus. This channel is literally named after him.

    • bhighb
      bhighb 2 months ago +8

      I agree with you GreyAye. This is an impressive display of emotional intelligence. Managers and leaders everywhere should take note. This video should be featured in classes at universities teaching the subject. Linus is a role model in this case, FOR SURE.

  • Getting-On
    Getting-On 2 months ago

    Love your channel, and ill be a subscriber for life, very sorry to hear you were hacked, and what a great video to explain the issue. And good to see you got some cloths on, especially with them drive to the office.

  • TheTwistedKris
    TheTwistedKris 2 months ago +4

    In my line of work we are trained on cyber security and are regularly sent spoof emails that emulate scam emails. A security system is always as strong as its weakest link, which tends to be the human element.

  • Rein Quest
    Rein Quest 2 months ago +1

    I’m glad you got recovered. I hate that only big fish like you actually get support from google/Clip-Share.

  • Buster475
    Buster475 2 months ago +1

    I learned about this attack from Paul Hibbert (Hibbert Home Tech)'s channel when his channel got attacked the same way. It seemed to be getting around and I was surprised that LTT got hit by this. But kudos to Linus for not imposing any disciplinary action on the staff.

  • PJ D
    PJ D 2 months ago

    Good on you for owning the mistake and not cascading the blame down. Great leadership right there.

  • Norrix115
    Norrix115 2 months ago +2820

    The best part of this is the fact that dbrand not only jumped at that chance to help Linus, but is also roasting him at the same time.

    • Rainbow Dash
      Rainbow Dash 2 months ago +81

      dbrand just keeps "broasting" him XD

    • SirEuchre
      SirEuchre 2 months ago +88

      I mean, haven't you had a friend like that, who will pull your chain constantly, but be the most loyal friend you have? I have. I get it.

    • 1racerboy1
      1racerboy1 2 months ago +80

      Did anyone else notice when he spelled out the discount code he added a "W" and spelled out "FIVEFOOTOWNE" lol

    • Damien Steinrich
      Damien Steinrich 2 months ago +10

      ​@1racerboy1 lol glad I didn't hallucinate that thought I was chatgpt there for a sec

  • Gio
    Gio 2 months ago +2

    for not holding tht employee accountable and blaming training linus seems like a great boss to work for

  • 8BitBrad
    8BitBrad 2 months ago +1

    Clip-Share doesn't need to make your suggestions default to make it easy for most users but it should definitely be options for larger channels or users that want the added security.

  • Neeko Lionheart MMA

    Yep… just had this happen to my main channel, and now I’m praying Google will actually be willing to help me recover everything. I’m hoping 15K subs and monetization is enough to get them to take this seriously. I’m so heartbroken right now.

  • Jacob Persico
    Jacob Persico 2 months ago

    Thank you for this honest and open discussion about this important issues. I really think this is something that could happen to any of us. Hackers are very aggressive. We all need to be extremely careful online. I try to be very careful about what I install on my computers. You have to even be careful with files that don't seem like they could be dangerous. Word documents can have dangerous scripts hidden in them. Operating systems are not always as secure as they should be. There is so many ways for malware to sneak in.

  • Alice
    Alice 2 months ago +1

    I knew that already and I'm eating a cookie atm lol
    Also it's great to see a boss that doesn't just make an employee take all the blame when it was in part caused by management failure

  • TayZonday
    TayZonday 2 months ago +2375

    Session tokens should be reconciled with IP address. Google engineers have just prioritized inflating engagement KPIs cause that’s how they move up in the organization.

    • Lordofthehunt5
      Lordofthehunt5 2 months ago +170

      Chocolate rain

    • Partson Mutambudzi
      Partson Mutambudzi 2 months ago +11

      @tayzonday would that make not make it less secure since it being stored locally like it is right now means that they would need an in to your device, but with it being linked to IP they would be able to get that info by just finding and connecting to your IP address? I am just asking I'm studying Compsci in Uni so I was just wondering

    • Mark
      Mark 2 months ago +33

      im sure spoofing the ip is trivial.

    • usf
      usf 2 months ago +27

      @Mark unless they have access to your pc or home network it shouldnt be possible

    • Alyssa Smith
      Alyssa Smith 2 months ago +91

      @Partson Mutambudzi session token being linked to IP address doesn't mean the IP is used for authorisation at all, it means the server checks if the token corresponds to the address the request is coming from, and adds additional authentication measures if there's a mismatch

  • Lee Hobbs
    Lee Hobbs 2 months ago +2

    So, keep using a password manager and 2FA wherever possible and delete browser cache regularly?
    Scary to learn something like this when you’re business is at stake. Good effort on all parts and it’s quite good in a way that this happened to a big tech channel who can really understand this issue and shed light on it so hopefully everyone can learn and improve rather than if this happened to a smaller non tech savvy channel whereby it probably would’ve flown under the radar

  • The Resin Samurai
    The Resin Samurai 2 months ago +2

    Loved this video and..... honestly.... the OCD vacuuming pattern in your office carpet.
    Thank you for sharing your pain, the effort and the story to help teach others so that they can avoid this.
    Honesty and Conversations are the keys to better learning!
    And yes, when you are the top of the totem pole..... how you treat those underneath you as well as not denying that no matter good or bad, the bad always sits on your shoulders.

  • Augusto Monteiro
    Augusto Monteiro 2 months ago

    A simple way to fix the "loosing videos problems" would be to not delete the videos right way, but instead make it private and schedule the actual delete to happen in 3 days and you could cancel the delete at any time

  • YoloMamba
    YoloMamba 2 months ago

    people don't take phishing emails nearly as serious as they should imo. It's one of those things where everyone thinks it won't happen to them. They think their too smart, or it would be super easy to catch. But scammers aren't all stupid, and their scams are always going to keep getting more and more sophisticated.
    I hope this brings light to the fact that it can literally happen to anyone. And people take their training on safeguarding their company and personal data more seriously.

  • Mr. Moray
    Mr. Moray 2 months ago

    Good luck Linus. Frankly I don’t think Google will do anything that will cause any kind of remotely negative reaction. The only way to get them to change is for them to feel like they have competition and their bottom line is at risk.

  • Tutfnow
    Tutfnow 2 months ago +6797

    Linus is the only one that manages to get a sponsor on board for an update video about his channels getting deleted

    • Tin Sučević
      Tin Sučević 2 months ago +942

      To be fair, it's dbrand, they are always here for apocalypses

    • uditt lamba
      uditt lamba 2 months ago +601

      dude is incredibly bussiness minded. Found out that people were stealing his videos and posting them on a mainland Chinese website so he contacted and hired them to make official translations of his videos and post them over there legally.
      If you guys search for his reaction video to Chinese pc setups, you'll find him talking about it over there.

    • Dean K
      Dean K 2 months ago +158

      Probably gonna be one of the most watched videos this year so sponsors probably chomping at the bit to get the slot

    • ApeXGameR
      ApeXGameR 2 months ago +40

      even his sorrowful 😔 time is sponsered just to make him get ahead of it sooner 🤣

  • Thex
    Thex 2 months ago

    Hey Linus, the worrying thing is that even checking the file extention is not enough. ThioJoe made a video about how file extentions can be spoofed.

  • Teacher Alberto Cuevas
    Teacher Alberto Cuevas 2 months ago +1

    Hahaha I loved the sponsor's hits at you, made me check them out and I've actually wanted to buy this kind of products, so for you Linus, I'll get a phone case ;D

  • Wren (They)
    Wren (They) Month ago +1

    My only thought about "what you're definitely thinking" was "I can not imagine the unbelievable terror you and your team must have experienced in that moment." Truly sorry about the terror y'all experienced.

  • Deric
    Deric 2 months ago

    I like how you are dealing with this! The employee made an honest mistake

  • reddead84
    reddead84 Month ago

    Linus is literally the tell all
    when it comes to software hardware etc. thank you!!!!!