Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Weird links in YouTube comments

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 JimmyRiddle


  • Members
  • 56 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:British Columbia
  • Local time:05:37 PM

Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

Noticed a lot of links pop up in comments on my vids that start  "https:/youtu.be.." are these examples of phishing scams / virus'? 


​I got one via my YT account that had a normal youtube video at the destination, and when I searched for the artist separately  it was the correct one and he has a bunch of them. Just a guitarist playing demos of his songs, nothing out of ordinary and no attempt at capturing information. Just appears to be a guy trying to get his music viewed. But the address link looks shady to me, and now not sure if by clicking it I endangered myself.


Is this a cause for concern? 

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 mikey11


  • Members
  • 1,579 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Psychiatric Ward @ Beelitz-Heilstatten Hospital, Beelitz, Germany
  • Local time:05:37 PM

Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

never trust anything from youtube

#3 Didier Stevens

Didier Stevens

  • BC Advisor
  • 2,751 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:37 PM

Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

These are valid YouTube links.


The youtu domain is registered under top level domain .be (country: Belgium) and points to Google's name servers.


Here you can find whois data:



As you can see the registrar is MarkMonitor. That company is used by large corporations like Google.


Didier Stevens

SANS ISC Senior Handler
Microsoft MVP 2011-2016 Consumer Security, Windows Insider MVP 2016-2019


If you send me messages, per Bleeping Computer's Forum policy, I will not engage in a conversation, but try to answer your question in the relevant forum post. If you don't want this, don't send me messages.


Stevens' law: "As an online security discussion grows longer, the probability of a reference to BadUSB approaches 1.0"

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users