Despacito and other top songs deleted from Vevo's YouTube channel by hackers

  • Despacito and other top songs deleted from Vevo's YouTube channel by hackers

Despacito and other top songs deleted from Vevo's YouTube channel by hackers

The video's title was changed and read "Hacked By Kuroi'SH", among other pseudonyms, and its image was replaced with a shot from the Netflix show Casa de Papel. The video had around 5 billion views on the site and was uploaded in January a year ago. Every video affected Tuesday morning was originally posted by the music-sharing company Vevo. The hackers, who call themselves Prosox and Kuroi'sh, used the online moniker of Kuroi'SH and had written "Free Palestine" below the videos.

Youtube videos of more than a dozen other artists, including Shakira, Selena Gomez, Drake and Taylor Swift have also been affected. It was reported that Now This and BBC Arabic's Twitter handles were hacked by the same group. The description of the video was also reportedly changed by the hackers.

Data breaches have become quite common over the past decade, especially when we live at a time where most of the big corporations rely on digital data. Before the removal of the video, the hackers altered the cover image of the video with masked people holding guns. 4, 2017, YouTube announced that the music video for the No. 1 hit song "Despacito".

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"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", YouTube told Mashable in a statement.

YouTube has not commented yet and the hackers are still at their game as we speak (or I write and you read.) This is beyond INSANE and I just can not wrap my head around it.