Last week I had my account hacked and about 10-20 videos were uploaded without my knowledge or consent. This was soon brought to my attention via an email:”Hi Friskies,A copyright owner using Content ID has claimed some material in your video.As a result, your video has been blocked in some countries. This means that your video is still up on YouTube, but people in some countries may not be able to watch it.This is not a copyright strike. This claim does not affect your account status.Video title: COD WARZONE HACK â DOWNLOAD ON PC â WH + ESP + AIMBOT â NEW 2021 UNDETECTEDCopyrighted content: FidgetClaimed by: WMGBlocked countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, SyriaWhy this can happenYour video might contain copyrighted content.Copyright owners can choose to block YouTube videos that contain their content.If this copyright claim is validYou donât need to take any action or delete your video.How to unblock your videoIf something went wrong and the copyright owner or our system made a mistake, we have a dispute process. Please only use it if youâre confident you have the rights to use all the content in your video. Learn moreYou can also remove the claimed content using Studio’s editing tools.View optionsNeed copyright-safe songs?When choosing music for your next video, you can avoid copyright-related issues by picking a song from the YouTube Audio Library. We’re adding new tracks all the time!- The YouTube Team”I quickly removed the offending videos, changed my password and installed a new virus protection software to prevent any further hacks.Then my account is suspended through no fault of my own – even when trying to do the right thing to maintain its integrity and security.I really want to get my youtube channel back, because this isn’t fair, I have not done anything wrong.
Thank you for this information. I have created an escalation thread with it. I will let you know when the team has responded — although they may reach out to you by email, where you will obviously get the email and I won’t be notified of that.
Unfortunately, due to high case volume, it may take several weeks for the team to do its preliminary investigation.Firstly, have you been able to get in contact with TeamYouTube, Creator Support, or created any other threads here on these forums to try to resolve this issue?
If you have, then we wouldn’t want to duplicate any work already being done else where. If you have any other forum threads about this hijacking, then please close all of them except for one to avoid duplication.
If you aren’t already in contact with any other teams, can you answer the following (please note that you can and should block out your personal information, such as your email address, from any screenshot):
What is your full /channel/ URL?Is it OK for the forum team to reach you by the email you used to create this thread?Please double check if there may have been added filters to your email that might block you from receiving updates from YouTube or Google. For Gmail, here are instructions for checking for filters:https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6579Do you have any browser extensions? If so, please list them.Have you pirated any software, downloaded any game trainers or cheats recently?Have you performed a malware scan recently, and if so, was any malware found?