Our YouTube channel got hijacked

Enrique, 24 December 2020

As you might have noticed, we haven’t been publishing videos to YouTube for over a month and there’s a reason why.

While none of the accounts we own was compromised, a hijacker used a connected entity called MCN to get full access to the channel. They also received ownership of the content and redirected our YouTube revenue to their own account.

YouTube support had been very slow to acknowledge that there was an issue at all, and it was tight-lipped about what exactly happened and who is responsible. For the full story, watch the video we made that explains the situation in more detail.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel to regain full control of our our channel, but it’s going to take some more time. In the meantime, we’ve been uploading our videos to Amazon and we’ll begin uploading them to our Facebook page. Once the issue is fully sorted out with YouTube, we’ll begin updating our YouTube channel with a backlog of videos.

Update: Contrary to Creator Support claims - someone still has access to our Youtube channel.


Reader comments

  • somebodyjustlogin
  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 611

exactly.... and is so amazing that, google doesn't give a shit about the situation ( eventhough they already gave the gsmarena team the information of those hijackers yet they still doesn't solved the MCN Issue )

You're uploading again, is this issue resolved? (If yes you may need to update this post. 🤔

  • Googlered
  • 30 Dec 2020
  • 0mL

Actually you can ask to move all the content from one channel to another, new one. They should be able to retain all comments, view data etc. You should also ask YouTube to assign you a channel manager- such would be able to escalate better

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