Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Hackers Just Deleted The "Despacito" Music Video From YouTube

Hackers Just Deleted The

Just days after Luis Fonsi's video featuring Daddy Yankee broke all records to become the most viewed YouTube video, it appears to have been deleted in an apparent hack. When users tried to play the song they reported that a message said the video was unavailable.

Despacito isn't the only video that has apparently been affected.

Other impacted musicians reportedly included Shakira, Chris Brown, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

On Twitter, Prosox was eager to take credit for the hack, which he says he performed with fun-loving intentions.

Most of the affected music videos have had their titles changed to include "hacked by Kuroi'Sh & Prosox". "We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach", said the spokesperson. It became the most popular YouTube video of all time in August previous year and hit 5 billion views on Sunday.

The cover image for Despacito was temporarily replaced with an image of masked figures wielding guns.

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The video has since been restored, including all its comments and views.

Early this morning, Vevo's YouTube account became the victim of a hack that saw numerous top-viewed videos on the platform defaced.

"Don't judge me I love YouTube", it added.

Professor Alan Woodward, a cybersecurity expert from Surrey University, told the BBC the hack must have come from stolen authorization codes, as it's unlikely the company's servers would have been accessible otherwise.

"PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY FRIEND I LOST HIM IN THE SHOOTING", one fake tweet read, associating it to a picture of Keemstar, who is a popular YouTuber.

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