Media personality Felix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang'o on Saturday, October 3, disclosed a scheme to hack his YouTube page that would deny him access to his entire pay from the platform.
The Kiss FM presenter shared a screenshot of a leaked conversation between the conspirators of the crime noting that the entire team on his payroll would be affected if successful.
"As we speak I am still struggling to get my Twitter back but they are now scheming and plotting to hack our YouTube channel,” he posted.Comedian and media personality Felix Odiwour, Jalang'o, poses for a photo in June 2020.File
His YouTube channel already has more than 236,000 subscribers which he recently reactivated as he sought to increase his online presence.
The radio presenter had already lost access to his verified Twitter account which had over 500,000 followers.
In a recent interview, he revealed that in only three months, he had earned Ksh1.8 million from adverts on his channel.
YouTube Partner Program lets creators monetise their content on YouTube. Creators can earn money from adverts aired on their videos and from YouTube Premium subscribers watching their content.
On August 31, 2020, Churchill Show comedian Nasra Yussuf revealed that she lost Ksh 100,000 pay to hackers who had accessed her account.
She also noted that she lost the money, which was her entire month's pay on the platform after continuously uploading content to grow her fan base.
Digital content expert Brian Muuo explained that content creators using online platforms to receive payment on different platforms were at a huge risk from hackers.
"Some platforms have inbuilt systems to verify users before withdrawing money but hackers can easily bypass them because they use sophisticated tools. It is up to the person with the money to use a very strong secure password.
"This is still not enough and one might need to employ a two factor authentication app which requires you to log in with two passwords before accessing your funds," he elucidated.Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen (Left) and Jalang'o engaged in conversation on August 10, 2020.YouTube
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