The online video site YouTube is one of the most successful and heavily used areas of the Internet, with over 3 billion videos viewed every day and uploads equivalent to 240,000 feature films every week.
Sadly, that popularity also makes it a lucrative target from
crime, ranging from scams and account hijackings to illegal
use of the YouTube name and abusive videos and comments.
YouTube, which is owned by Internet giant Google, has lots of
security checks in place and offers guidance on things like
phishing and hijacks, but the sheer scale of the operation
makes it virtually impossible for the organization to monitor
videos and comments as they're posted.
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