The most watched video on YouTube was removed in an apparent hack. Luis Fonzi’s hit “Despacito” was viewed more than 5 billion times before being deleted on Tuesday.
The hackers, who call themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh, apparently hacked videos of more than a dozen artists writing the message “Free Palestine” under a slew of videos of Taylor Swift, Shakira, Drake, Selena Gomez and Luis Fonzi.
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Prosox appeared to confirm the hack on Twitter, writing that: “This is just for fun, I just use the” youtube-change-title-video “script and write” hacked “, don’t judge me, I love youtube”.
However, in a subsequent tweet, the mysterious Prosox denied removing Despacito’s video.
@Vevo You have all my respect but do not leave the control to your site to any developer did not take into account this hack it was a pleasure if we would like to harm your customers we would delete all the video but i did not delete despacito have to believe me
– Prosox (@ ProsoxW3b) April 10, 2018
The titles of many of the tracks have been replaced with the names of suspected hackers, while the cover photo of the videos shows a group of people in red coveralls and balaclavas pointing guns at the camera.
Last week, the couple appeared to claim responsibility for yet another hack: The video news site “Now This” reported on Twitter that their accounts had been hacked. Prosox claimed that its “brother” “The real kuroi” had hacked the account in just a minute.
Our @NowThisNews account was hacked early this morning. We worked with @Twitter to process and delete tweets. We will also work with them to review what happened as well as to put in place our own additional security measures in the future.
– NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 6, 2018
In 2015, Kuroi’sh claimed to have hacked both Google Brazil and Google Paraguay. Techworm reports that the hacker left the message âIt’s a great time to die. Hacked by Kuroi’SH! instead of the home page.
“Google Brazil has been disfigured to show the world that anything can be hacked and that we should not underestimate our security risks” Kuroi’sh told HackRead at the time.
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