The Worst YouTube Comments Ever Were Actually Used to Control Malware
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
Sometimes, seemingly spammy nonsense YouTube comments can hide something much more meaningful, and malicious, than it could appear at first glance.
The group behind a trojan virus that targets both Windows and Mac computers, known as Janicab, is using seemingly nonsense YouTube comments to control the malware once it has infected a victim, according to a new blog post by security firm F-Secure.
Some of the comments, for example, are posted in an empty YouTube video uploaded by someone nicknamed Gringo Baggins.