Jul 23, 2020

Apple co-founder sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing YouTube for allegedly allowing scammers to use images and videos of him to defraud people. The complaint alleges the "Vast" scam is continuing on YouTube, with tens of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen. Fraudsters stole at least $150,000 by impersonating Elon Musk's Space X YouTube channel and hosting a live-streamed event asking viewers to send Bitcoin. Who is representing Mr Wozniak, compared the YouTube scam to the recent Twitter hack. "In stark contrast, the complaint alleges that YouTube knowingly allowed the Bitcoin scam to go on for months promoted it and profited from it by selling targeted advertising."

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