The young artist, Keyshawn Butler, confirmed on his Instagram page that his YouTube page had been hacked on 7 January, although he seemed unaware what the channel was being used for. HiiiKey’s channel has around 249,000 subscribers on YouTube.
American rapper HiiiKey’s YouTube channel has reportedly been hacked and used to promote a fake Bitcoin and Ethereum giveaway that has stolen over $70,000 from unwitting users. The stream has been active for over 7 hours and is still live as of press time.
Source: hiiikey, Instagram.
After gaining control of his channel, the hackers then completely changed the layout of the YouTube page and renamed it to [Ethereum FUND] before removing all other videos on the page. The perpetrators failed to change the details of the ABOUT tab of the channel, which still has HiiiKey’s information and links to social media accounts.
The hackers then used the page to upload a livestream on January 7 that was promoting an