Apple fans who couldn’t wait for today’s Unleashed keynote event to see the official announcement of the new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with the impressive-looking Apple M1 Pro and Apple M1 Max CPUs targeted by cryptocurrency fraudsters. The scammer’s strategy was straightforward, which suggests that few individuals duped by this poor effort to steal bitcoin.
Many restless Apple fans appear to have tuned in to the false live feed. Which appeared online well before Apple’s actual keynote stream began. According to 9to5mac, the YouTube live stream attracted more than 30,000 visitors. It was done by strategically using keywords related to the updated MacBook Pro.
Unsuspecting viewers did not witness the unveiling of the new forerunner of the 2020 M1 MacBook Pro (from US$1,179 on Amazon), despite the YouTube channel’s appearance being comparable to Apple’s official YouTube presence.
Rather, viewers of the bogus MacBook Pro launch live stream were instruct to pay bitcoin to a certain wallet. In exchange, they promised an AirDrop payment in the amount of the cryptocurrency Ethereum. Unfortunately, anyone who fell for this con is unlikely to see their bitcoins again.
Due to the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, there appears to be an increasing number of scams aimed at stealing bitcoins from those who are less cautious and fall for this relatively simple attempt to take their precious crypto assets.
30,000 people are watching the YouTube broadcast at the same time. Thanks to a headline that incorporates the keywords ‘REDESIGNED MacBook Pro, NEW AIRPODS, PRO Mac mini,’ the YouTube search algorithm is highly boosting it.
The profile of the YouTube account is also a bad attempt to replicate Apple’s official presence.
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