YouTube Hack: Popular Music Videos Defaced

12 April, 2018, 01:07 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Vevo confirms hackers pulled down most-viewed video from YouTube

Here, we would like to add that the YouTube didn't get hacked but one of the biggest YouTube account or channel Vevo, which is a Sony Music Company video uploading channel, got hacked. It remains unclear if the hackers were able to access the individual Vevo accounts of each artist or if they used a wider exploit to gain access to Vevo accounts.

Yesterday, we reported a breach where a most of the YouTube videos from the channel of Vevo, a popular music video hosting platform, including the YouTube's most watched video of "Despacito" song with over 5 billion views was reportedly hacked.

While the video for Despacito was removed, its cover image had shown a group of members wearing masks and pointing guns.

Famous artists whose accounts have been affected by the hack includes the likes of Chris Brown, Shakira, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Drake, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. These videos were unchanged, but their titles were edited to contain the names "Prosox" and "Kuroi'sh", and the word "hacked". "We are working to reinstate all videos affected and (for) our catalogue to be restored to full working order".


Even, in a media release, the Youtube Spokesperson confirmed and said that "After seeing unusual upload activity on a handful of Vevo channels, we worked quickly with our partner to disable access while they investigate the issue". " and further added, "Don't judge me I love YouTube".

A Twitter account reportedly belonging to the hacker Prosox tweeted at Vevo, "You have all my respect but do not leave the control to your site to any developer".

"So, either this hacker has found a way around that need for authorisation, or they are being economical with the facts, or they obtained the permissions in some other way".

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