Vevo confirms videos breach on its YouTube channel

Vevo confirms videos breach on its YouTube channel

A Twitter account apparently belonging to one of the hackers wrote, "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".

Some of the world's most popular music videos looked a little bit less familiar earlier this morning on YouTube thanks to hackers.

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. Videos from Adele, Chris Brown, DJ Snake, Drake, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Shakira, and Taylor Swift were reportedly also hacked. They host every music video worth watching on YouTube.

YouTube said it had worked with Vevo to secure the affected accounts after "seeing unusual upload activity on a handful of Vevo channels". It had five billion views at the time of the hacking and was pulled off the site during the hack.

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Associated Press reporters around the world have been surveying users, none of whom have reported seeing anything from Facebook . Facebook's share price has dropped almost 15 per cent since news of Cambridge Analytica came to light in mid-March.

The Independent reports that the cyber attack began when the names of numerous most popular music videos on YouTube appeared to have their names changed. Along with taking credit for the hacks in the song names, some videos also had the text of "free Palestine" written in the description. "We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach". We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalog to be restored to full working order.

Mark James, security specialist at ESET, said the details now surrounding the hack are sparse, so trying to figure out those responsible did or how they did it is not something that's easily done.

There has been no response from Google or YouTube, but the music videos have since been restored on YouTube at the time of writing.

A user appearing to be Prosox commented on the hack on Twitter.

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