A group of hackers exploited a potentially dangerous hole in VEVO and YouTube’s security, changing titles of several notable videos, such as Drake’s “God’s Plan” andCardi B’s “Bartier Cardi.” The hackers change a variety of popular videos to different variations of “hacked by Kuroi’sh & Prosox.”
A few of the videos also added Shade and Akashi IT as accomplices, suggesting some additional manpower. A Twitter user with the handle ProsoxW3b claimed responsibility and said the hacking was done for fun.
Luis Fonsi’s smash-single “Despacito,” which surpassed five billion plays just days ago, was also briefly erased. Initially, hackers merely changed the still image to a scene from Netflix’s Money Heist(also known as La Casa de Pape) with the caption ”Free Palestine.” But soon after, it was taken offline altogether.
Prosox didn’t take responsibility for deleting “Despacito.” However, the Twitter user did note “if we would like to harm your customers we would delete all the video[s].”
The titles for the various videos have since been corrected and “Despacito” has been restored.