Just five days ago, Luis Fonsi’s viral Despacito music video earned the title of world’s most watched video on YouTube with more than 5 billion views. Apparently, YouTube hackers managed to delete the video, along with other Vevo clips.
However, as per the latest development, the deleted videos have been restored on the website. Earlier, after the hack, Despacito video showed a thumbnail with masked people holding guns. After clicking the video, it said: “This video is unavailable.”
The content of many videos remained unchanged but some of them featured changed titles and thumbnails.
The other artists and their channels that were targeted in this YouTube hack are:
- Adele (AdeleVEVO)
- Selena Gomez (SelenaGomezVEVO)
- Kaaris (KaarisOfficialVEVO)
- Lacrim (LacrimMusicVEVO)
- Chris Brown (ChrisBrownVEVO)
- Luis Fonsi (LuisFonsiVEVO)
- Shakira (ShakiraVEVO)
- Post Malone (PostMaloneVEVO)
- Taylor Swift (TaylorSwiftVEVO)
- Vevo (Vevo)
- Katy Perry
- Maître Gims (MaitreGimsVEVO)
Below the hacked videos, the hackers wrote “Free Palestine.” Called themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh, they changed the URLs of the videos as “x – Hacked by Prosox and Kuroi’sh.”
A hacker who goes by the name Prosox on Twitter claimed to have done it just for fun.
@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
At the moment we don’t have any detailed and confirmed information regarding the hack. In case we’ll get some update on this YouTube hack, we’ll be sharing the same with you. Keep reading Fossbytes.