YouTube hackers took down Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez music videos and replaced them with a violent image
Along with poor Despacito :'(
by Una Dabiero
Earlier this morning, hackers, in an attempt to be funny, took down or altered several music videos on YouTube. They started with 'Despacito,' after it was the first music video to reach 5 billion views. But no one was safe.
DESPACITO was deleted on YouTube by hackers after 5Billion views pic.twitter.com/kVf6qWLUYN
— Rᴇʏɴᴏʟᴅѕ 🔥 (@fonmand) April 10, 2018
Selena Gomez, Shakira, Post Malone, and even Taylor Swift (Trademarked by Taylor Swift, all rights reserved) were victims
“Despacito” video is back after being deleted by hackers earlier today. Multiple artists including Selena Gomez, Post Malone, Drake, Shakira and Taylor Swift have also been affected by the hackers. A still on some videos show several masked people aiming a gun at the camera. pic.twitter.com/6CllurJJF6
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 10, 2018
Some of the videos' thumbnails were replaced with an image from Netflix's "La Casa de Papel"
The videos have since been restored. But a Twitter account with the same name as one of the hackers mentioned in the corrupted videos has claimed this VICIOUS attack, saying it was just a joke. But think of this children! They just wanted to watch Selena Gomez be weird in a bathtub.
@YouTube Its just for fun i just use script "youtube-change-title-video" and i write "hacked" don t judge me i love youtube <3
— Prosox (@ProsoxW3b) April 10, 2018
What can I say? There is truly a war being waged on pop culture. Stop this madness!