Vevo YouTube Videos Defaced In Apparent Hack

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A large number of high-profile music videos have been defaced on Youtube; which has now fallen victim to potential hackers. The affected music videos were apparently uploaded to the artist's Vevo YouTube accounts.

Also, the reports are coming that some of the most popular music videos on YouTube including mega-hit Despacito momentarily disappeared Tuesday in an apparent hacking.

The hackers altered the titles of videos and thumbnail images, replacing them with photos of masked men with guns from the Netflix show Casa de Papel.

Despacito was temporarily taken down, but the video is now live on YouTube once again.

A number of other pop music videos, including those by Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, were also edited.

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However, users who visited the video platform today may have found that YouTube's most popular video was briefly unavailable.

As of now, there is little information as to how all the famous Vevo accounts got hacked or whether or not these accounts have been exploited any further. The hackers call themselves Prosox and Kuroi'sh and had written "Free Palestine" in the description below the hacked videos.

The Despacito music video, which has over five billion views, has since been restored but for a time its title was changed to read "Hacked by Prosox & Kuroi'SH & Shade & Akashi IT & KiraRoot & Xepher & SenpaiWeb & Misao..."

Even, in a media release, the Youtube Spokesperson confirmed and said that "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".

"We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach", spokesperson Anthi Pantelidis said in an email. The Independent believes the hackers could only change the names and thumbnails of videos, rather than delete them.

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