It appears the Google subsidiary has been hit by hackers as a number of popular music videos have been defaced – or have suddenly disappeared. Indeed, the platform’s most viewed video ever – Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee – was temporarily unavailable on YouTube.
Still, some videos continue to appear with spoofed “x – Hacked by Prosox & Shade Fuck Illuminati” titles.
‘Despacito’ is one of the most-watched YouTube videos of all time. Despacitio’, in the week, that it was announced that it was the first YouTube video to make it to five billion views, has been taken down from the site after an apparent hack.
Apart from Luis Fonsi (creator of Despacito), several other artists’ Vevo accounts including DJ Snake, Shakira, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and more have been hacked. The one thing is most of the affected videos were uploaded from Vevo accounts.
One of the hackers involved in the attack said that they used a script to tamper with the videos:
@YouTube Its just for fun i just use script "youtube-change-title-video" and i write "hacked" don t judge me i love youtube <3
— Prosox (@ProsoxW3b) April 10, 2018
Meanwhile, another member of the hacking group has threatened to take down the YouTube channels of NASA, as well as the controversial Paul brothers – Logan and Jake.
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