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Which information is utilized in the account recovery process, after an account hack, if all personal information used to create the account was made-up (such as a nickname) and it's impossible to assign the information to a physical person?

Specifically for a YouTube channel.

If both Gmail and Google accounts, which are needed to create the YouTube Channel, are created in a manner where all information submitted is made up and impossible to prove the ownership of,  by what does YouTube / Google identify me as the rightful owner of the channel?

  • you still have 2fa setup ?Use that to recover – Vipul Nair Feb 5 at 23:23
  • @VipulNair if second factor can be used for recovery, then it's not a second factor. – domen Feb 6 at 8:40

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