Rabat - Today, the video streaming service, YouTube, and the video hosting service, Vevo, were both hacked: some of most popular music videos, such as Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," have been deleted, while others, including "Hello" by Adele, were renamed.
Rabat – Today, the video streaming service, YouTube, and the video hosting service, Vevo, were both hacked: some of most popular music videos, such as Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” have been deleted, while others, including “Hello” by Adele, were renamed.
The hackers, Prosox and Kuroi’sh seem to be defending the Palestinian cause, replacing the title of Shakira’s most popular music video, Chantaje, with “FreePalestine,” accompanied by a photo from the Spanish series, “La Casa de Papel.”
Cette violence. Il a détruit Youtube. pic.twitter.com/1mSdnnFEq4
— Trash (@Trasheurs) April 10, 2018
The hacker Prosox explained his intention to show his respect to Vevo on his Twitter account, advising the video service to protect control of the platform from developers who did not “take into account” the hacking. Prosox added that he did not delete “Despacito” video and that he had no intentions to harm Vevo customers.
@Vevo You have all my respect but do not leave the control to your site to any developer did not take into account this hacking it was a fun if we would like to harm your customers we would delete all the video but I did not delete despacito must believe me
— Prosox (@ProsoxW3b) April 10, 2018
Youtube has quickly intervened by correcting every issue.
The incident occurs one week after the YouTube headquarters shooting in San Bruno, California, which left at least three people injured.
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