The OurMine hackers who also call themselves as “An online security group” have performed “The biggest hack in the history of Youtube.” Due to this, hundreds of famous Youtube channels are compromised.
As per the reports, OurMine group has hacked hundreds of Youtube channels and the Videos of the channels which got hacked displayed a hashtag “#Ourmine” as the title and description of each video has been changed to “Hey, it’s OurMine, don’t worry we are just testing your security, please contact us for more information.”
All the compromised channels are of different sizes, and some of them are even big guns. Most notable of all of these is the Studio 71, which is a niche of a wide network of websites. JustKiddingNews, RomanAtwoodVlogs and Wranglerstar and many other channels were hacked for within a short period.
— Roman Atwood (@RomanAtwood) April 14, 2017
Is this a publicity stunt or a security test? This whole incident can be seen from two different perspectives. The incident can also be perceived as a publicity stunt or even as an experiment to point out the security flaws, whatever may be the case, OurMine claimed that they have had no bad intentions.
“We have no bad intentions and only care about the security and privacy of your accounts and network.”
Also, one of the affected channel the “Wranglerstar” also claimed that these hackers leaked no personal information and that all the channels are safe now.
What’s more important is that this is not the first time the online hackers were seen performing cyber shenanigans.
Furthermore, the hacking group was also involved in spreading fake news of the death of Britney Spears in December 2016. Besides, the group claimed responsibility for hacking the Pinterest account of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and their long victim’s list, includes the Netflix US, Co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and Marvel entertainment etc.