Hello, They would not have the wherewithal, motive, or technical savy to create a video for youtube, let alone an entire channel. Or even navigate youtube well enough to create a viewer channel and share it. They are actually very naive, and would be an easy target for anyone to exploit. I.E. convince her to use her phone to "send someone something," Because, possibly, the party at large did not want the link to be traced back to them. So, maybe it was "hacked" device of this user. With meanings like: - malicious application (or other trick) triggered sending SMS or other types of conversations to user's contact list with certain subject. Just as spam bot (or so). This is unknown for user. - subject of SMS was URL to youtube channel or video or something else with something as "rogue", "scam" or any other suspicious things. For example, advertisements for something illegal or unwanted. Another possibility is try to redirect user to harmful website then. Or to try exploiting some vulnerable places. Since it can be "undesirable" channel or video - then Youtube delete it (moderated). Thus, URL is not valid / available already. - when you re-ask "Who is it?" - real user received it and answered. Of course, if next part: But , the person who I believe to be behind this, had "borrowed her phone" once more, to get ahold of me, months later, but with no attempt to conceal who they were. I guess it was arrogance, or just stupidity that they told me who they were. is about previously quoted answer. I think there was spyware injected into my phones files, and installed some sort of keylogger or remote monitoring application. I'm actually quite sure she is monitoring me, without permission, but I'm looking for proof and was wondering if this link could provide any proof that it was a phishing attack. I think that it is pretty tricky to install spyware or riskware via "youtube share functionality" (or what is "youtu[.]be/addme" for). Thus, perhaps, such a URL is not a proof for a phishing attack. For except, if there was more activities around it. In general, it can be slurred try against you (but if so .... maybe this one with more "easy" ways to do so. Psychical access as example). For example, if visible URL from photo was only text. And real URL is another completely. Just like that: https://duckduckgo.com (text is about duckduckgo search - but real URL is about Google.dk and opened page will be Google Search). If so, maybe opened URL indeed leads to fake (phishing) page. Then, impact is unknown. With my own feelings - further user's interaction is also required. But it also based on your OS and its build / version. Thanks!
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