Hackers have gained access to a number of high profile YouTube music channels today. The most viewed video of all time Despacito was defaced by Hackers. The thumbnail of the video was replaced with a gang holding guns, which is a scene from a Netflix TV show named Casa De Papel. The Hackers called themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh.
Apart from Despacito a lot of other music videos also got hacked. Videos from Chris Brown, Shakira, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Drake, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. While some of the videos are still available with defaced titles and thumbnail images. It is not clear whether the hackers have gained access to only individual artists Vevo accounts or if it is an entire company-wide exploit. The hackers are claiming that they used a script to change the name of the YouTube video titles.
At the time of the hack it was unknown whether the hackers have gained access to the individual YouTubers VEVO accounts or have written a malicious program that actually affects the video titles of YouTube. A few hours after, the videos were changed back to their original state.
All the artists targeted by the hacker run their YouTube account via Vevo, a multinational video-hosting service established in 2009. We cannot confirm that if YouTube was hacked as of now but the company is still yet to issue a statement about this event.
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Source: The Verge
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