YouTube has just been the victim of a hack , carried out by two attackers who call themselves Prosox and…
YouTube has just been the victim of a hack , carried out by two attackers who call themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh. A good number of accounts of the platform, almost all belonging to musical artists such as Chris Brown, Shakira, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
But that is not all. The attack has made the video with more views of YouTube history disappear , as it is -or was- the video clip of the song “Despacito”, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Before being eliminated, the thumbnail image of the mentioned video was modified, and it showed a group of people with weapons and masks. The description of the video, as they have since The Verge , was altered by referring to the code name of the attackers mentioned above.
Although not yet many details about the attack are known, everything indicates that those responsible for carrying it out would have had access, in some way, to the accounts managed by the Vevo music platform , hence all victims are accounts belonging to artists.
Many other videos uploaded by accounts belonging to Vevo have also been altered to a greater or lesser extent, either with modified descriptions or thumbnails that do not correspond to the original. At the moment, we only have proof of a deleted video, corresponding to video clip of the song “Despacito” ; the rest, however, already seem to have been corrected by YouTube. The supposed in charge of carrying out the attack, has indicated in his Twitter profile that he has done it “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 – Prosox (@ ProsoxW3b) April 10, 2018
Since ADSLZone , point out that the attackers do not intend to slow the pace of the attacks. In their sights are the YouTubers channels that have recently been found immersed in controversies such as Logan and Jake Paul.
Currently, YouTube has not yet commented on the attack , although it is expected that the company decides to make statements about it in the coming hours. We will keep you informed about any news.
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