Find your soulmate on YouTube

Recently we have seen fake versions of the YouTube site being created for hosting malware. Now we have seen the real YouTube website being used to promote a “dating” spam campaign.


The email is being sent by YouTube’s email alert service so the body contains a genuine YouTube icon and is written in the standard YouTube alert format

The message has a subject of “Check_out_this_YouTube_Channel!”

<xyz user> wants you to checkout this YouTube Channel:
<numbered link>

The link points to<number in the link>

This link takes us to the YouTube user page which looks similar to the one below:


The website for each user is the same, an online dating site. This is just another example of a well-known service provider being exploited by spammers. The good news is that the link is blocked by us, potentially STOPPING any YouTube HookUps ;-).