YouTube Despacito Video Hacked with 5 Bn Views


Many popular music videos on YouTube including the ever trending “Despacito” abruptly disappeared from YouTube in an attempt of hacking. The fans who wanted to view the video including famous artists Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift found the footage removed. This video was replaced by messages that included “Free Palestine.” The news of  Despacito video Hacked has come as a surprise for many listener.

YouTube Most Watched Despacito Video Hacked

The most watched Despacito video had five billion views. The most surprising thing is that it was replaced with an image of gun toting gang in hoods that are from Spanish series “Money Heist.”

Almost all videos were back up by early Tuesday US time but some still have hacked captions. The hackers called themselves Prosox and Kuroi’SH. As IT is daily watched by different Music lover, Despacito Video Hack created unrest for many.

YouTube Despacito Video Hacked with 5 Bn Views

The video platform, YouTube reported that this problem has centered on Vevo- a site backed by music labels that host videos and YouTube is not responsible for it.

Commenting on the hacked YouTube Despacito Video, a YouTube spokesperson said:

“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

On the other hand, Vevo also accepted a security breach on its end and said it had been contained.

Vevo said in a statement:

“We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalog to be restored to full working order. We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach,”

A Twitter account that apparently belonged to one of the hackers had posted:

“It’s just for fun, I just use [the] script ‘youtube-change-title-video’ and I write ‘hacked’.” Don’t judge me I love YouTube,” it added.

This is not the first time that  these videos are hacked. Hacker keep on hacking different famous platforms etc which shows that these platforms lack proper security. This is a question mark for YouTube on its security.

Also Read: YouTube is Illegally Collecting Data From Kids

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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