SMS porn scam violates YouTube | Adult | Mobile Entertainment

SMS porn scam violates YouTube

SMS porn scam violates YouTube
Phil Tottman

by

Adult / July 11th 2013 at 10:34AM

Fraudsters leak adult content onto Google's video network.

Spammers are sneaking past YouTube's strict filters, and uploading pornographic images, tricking people into following a link in the description to view more. 

Each link asks for age confirmation via a rather expensive text message, and once you've gone that far there's obviously no coming back.

Jerome Segura, from Malwarebytes, said: "Typically one text message can cost you several dollars, while regular text messages are normally free or only a few cents."

After mapping out the traffic flow from one of the videos, Segura noted that the account - along with many of the others - had only been updated within the last few hours and created on the same day, or were accounts that had been dormant indicating that they had been hacked.

He also warned against sending out messages to unknown people as it is an easy way to extort money, suggesting to Google the number first to find out if it has been previously reported as a scam.

The graphic images managed to squeeze through the filter even with the highest level selected, indicating that YouTube needs to tighten up its security.

 

* Like what ME does? Make sure you sign up to our free daily news headline service by clicking here. You can also follow/like us on Twitter and Facebook.