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Music Videos of Drake and Taylor Swift were Targeted by YouTube Hackers


A team of hackers misused a possibly dangerous flaw in VEVO and security of YouTube, replacing titles of various remarkable videos, like Cardi B's "Bartier Cardi" and Drake's "God's Plan." They replaced a variety of well-known videos to various varieties of "hacked by Prosox and Kuroi'sh"


A couple of the videos also included Akashi IT and Shade as accomplices, recommending few additional manpower. A user on Twitter with the control ProsoxW3b asserted responsibility and stated they hacked for fun.


The hacker Prosox own a Twitter account reportedly made a tweet in Vevo, "With all my respect for you, don't give the control of your website to any developer." Another user claiming to be Kuroi'sh threatened to attack several accounts in case they achieve sufficient followers as uploaded on pitchfork.com 10/04/2018.


All the influenced videos were posted to artists' accounts on YouTube related with Vevo, the video hosting channel. It's unsure whether hackers broke into individual account or the whole Vevo. One of the attackers claims they utilized a script to reverse the video titles.


When Pitchfork was contacted, the following declaration sends by Vevo's spokesperson: "Vevo can affirm that various videos in its inventory were liable to a security violation today, which is now contained. We are operating to restore all videos influenced and our list to be reinstated to full working form. We are working to inspect the origin of the hack.


Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi have not reacted to deletion of Despacito's. The Hacker News states that Kuroi'sh is that particular hacker who targeted the BBC's Arabic news and Now This news recently, Twitter channel.


The videos seem to be online again. Said Vevo: "Vevo can affirm that various videos in its index were subjected to breach of security today, which is now under control. We are trying to bring back all affected videos and out list to be reestablished to operating form. Investigation is under process to find the incident's source"


Prosox did not take responsibility for erasing "Despacito." But, the user of Twitter noted "in case we aim to harm your clients we would erase all the video[s]."

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