Was I hacked on youtube?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Maluma, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Maluma
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    I logged on to my youtube account to find myself randomly subbed to a channel that I hadn't watched a video from in a while.This is a sports related channel and I was viewing other sports videos the day prior. I cannot see any unknown devices on my google account and ALL the last 10 IP's are coming from my computer. Was my google account compromised? How would someone log on to my google account without it showing up on the device history/latest IP? How did someone bypass 2FA if they did hack me? I will be immensely grateful for replies.
     
  2. VinsCool

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    My assumption is that you may have subbed and forgot you did.
    Or someone in your house used Youtube under your account and did it.
     
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  3. Maluma
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    I really don't feel like I did sub for it unless there is some weird way to trick you into subbing. I noticed the sub about 3 hours ago and logged on to google only to find that only my IP has logged on to this google account. Is it even possible to log on to someones youtube account if they have 2 factor authenticator(basically sends a code to your cell whenever you are on a new device).All the devices from the past 30 days are mine only.
     
  4. ry755

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    I really doubt you were hacked. I'm subscribed to so many channels that sometimes I forget some of them.
     
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  5. Maluma
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    I have a mouse that double clicks,but I can't find anywhere that I would have accidently clicked "subscribed". I am only subscribed to a few channels and I randomly saw this one pop up at the top of my list.
     
  6. ry755

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    Hmm, I'm not sure then. I still don't think you were hacked though
     
  7. Maluma
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    I suffer from crippling anxiety/ocd so I am always worried about this kind of thing unfortunately.Hopefully I can piece together some answers.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    I have seen a few channels annotate a somewhat stealthy subscribe link in the end credits or something, mainly as I occasionally click them when aiming at something else and end up dumped at a login screen (I don't have an account -- bookmarks and adding nsfw in front of the youtube domain to bypass any must be logged in features works for me). Clicking one of those, saying "for fucks sake", clicking something, anything, to make it go away and then carrying on seems the most likely scenario if you don't share a computer with anybody and you have otherwise vetted your account history.
    I have also noticed youtube sending links to channels I have not watched in a while lately, and older videos from them, so it is possible something percolated up.
     
  9. Maluma
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    Is clickjacking even possible with youtube subscriptions? This particular channel I had not watched a video from in 2 months but I was watching related videos earlier. I have a mouse that double clicks so I have no idea if it accidently clicked on subscribe or something.
     
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    I highly doubt someone would hack into your account just to subscribe you to a channel. And, the fact that it's a channel you watch (however infrequently) tells me that it was probably your own doing.
    You probably watched a video from it without even realizing, YouTube has a habit of randomly suggesting videos from channels you haven't watched in ages, I guess to remind you that they exist.
     
  11. Maluma
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    Well on the front page it recommends you channels and my theory is that while I was on a different window,something minimized(happens often with double click mouse) and I ended up clicking on a subscribe button on the main page.The videos I watched from that channel where not in my recent history and I just noticed them at the top of my subscriptions so I definately subscribed today or yesterday.
     
  12. gamefreak955

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    youtube has in the past auto subbed users to related channels, there's many posts about it floating around
     
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