Hacked YouTube account

Your account may have been compromised if you’ve experienced any of the following problems:

  • There are changes that you didn’t make: You may have noticed that certain things in your account have been changed, like your profile picture, personal descriptions, email settings, or sent messages
  • Videos have been uploaded which aren’t yours: In many hijackings, the hijacker will post videos on your account without your knowledge. If this is the case, you may have received email notifications regarding these videos, sometime in relation to penalties (strikes) against bad content.

How to fix your account

I can still sign in to my account
If you still have access to your account, sign in and change the password attached to the account. This will help keep the bad guys out of your account.

To help keep your account safe in the future, view these tips on how to create a strong password and give your account extra security.

I can’t sign in to my account
You’ll need to reset your password if you can’t sign in.

To help keep your account safe in the future, view these tips on how to create a strong password and give your account extra security.