YouTube is currently under fire for an alleged hack that took place on some of the music industry’s top celebrities including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Drake, Shakira, Katy Perry and more.
The track Despacito which managed to reach a major milestone of 5 billion views on VEVO was hit the most. The music video was reportedly removed for a while yesterday, April 9.
Tons of concerned fans tweeted their outrage over the hack. There were also more videos from other artists that we have listed above that were reportedly defaced with the titles and thumbnail images being compromised eventually.
@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
The videos that have been affected seem to work just fine now. On the other hand, during the alleged hack when fans tried to search for Despacito, users were getting a video image that showed masked figures that were aiming guns towards the camera. Of course, this is not part of the Despacito video.
If you pressed play, the video said that it is not available. The alleged hackers who call themselves Kuroi’sh and Prosox have taken credit for this cyber attack on Twitter.
‘@YouTube It’s just for fun I just use script ‘youtube-change-title-video,’ and I write ‘hacked’ don t judge me I love youtube <3′ Prosox tweeted.
All the music videos that have been affected were uploaded to each artist’s VEVO YouTube accounts.
It’s not known at the moment whether the alleged hackers gained access to the individual accounts of the artists.