On the evening of October 18, a few hours before the official start of the Apple Unleashed press conference, some scammers launched a series of fake broadcasts on YouTube, during which they invited users to take part in the distribution of cryptos, 9to5mac reports.
Viewers were encouraged to send to a specified wallet from 0.1 BTC to 5 BTC or from 3 ETH to 500 ETH and allegedly get cryptocurrencies back in double volume.
The fake stream took place on a channel that replicated Apple’s account right down to the logo. In the title and description of the broadcast, the attackers used the phrases “Updated MacBook Pro,” “New Airpods,” “PRO Mac Mini,” Due to the popularity of the topic, YouTube’s algorithms worked and one of the fake presentations gathered about 30,000 viewers at its peak.
The account has now been deleted.
During this Unleashed launch, Apple introduced new models of MacBook Pro laptops and AirPods 3, among others.
Scammers often use YouTube to promote fake crypto airdrops.
For example, in July 2020, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined a class action lawsuit against YouTube and Google due to the actions of attackers, but the court found that the platform was not responsible for materials posted by third parties.