Microsoft's Youtube Account Hacked

Thanks to a news posts over at neowin I had a good laugh today at Microsoft.  Seems Microsoft's Youtube account was hacked and taken over...


I will be the first to quickly blame Microsoft as the owner of the account for the breach.  They must have leaked their account information to someone, made their password easy to guess, boasted they had a bad as$ youtube account name, used secret passphrases with easy guessable answers, used the same e-mail address on another account elsewhere thus allowing themselves to be duped (i.e. EA), use the same password as on other sites, was victim to phishing attacks that promised to "boost their account", etc etc etc...


... just as I have been blamed for the breach of my own WLID account several times since May; the latest this past October; and loss of the gamertag I've owned on this service for over nine years.  I've heard it all and have had each of the items above suggested to me by MS Xbox support employees as reasons why I was likely responsible for the breach.


Bravo Microsoft.  Epic Fail.


I'm sure however Youtube will actually work directly with you to recover your account in the next day or two.


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to: