In what can be said to be a shocking news for the fans of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s music video “Despacito”, the that has been watched over five billion times on YouTube was hacked by cybercriminals however, the video was later restored.
The Spanish-language hit disappeared from Google-owned platform on Tuesday, with a pro-Palestine message from the hackers. The video was later restored.
“A hacker using the online moniker ‘Kuroi’SH’ claimed responsibility for the breach in a series of tweets, revealing that he also hacked rapper Post Malone and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki,” news.sky.com reported.
The hackers changed the video’s title to “hacked by Kuroi’Sh & Prosox”. “Despacito” was among several other videos reportedly defaced with pro-Palestine messages by hackers.
Artists including Adele, Taylor Swift, Shakira and Drake have had the names of their songs replaced with the message “Free Palestine”. “Vevo’s @YouTube account hacked; attacker just changed the title and thumbnail of #Despacito Song, the most-viewed YouTube video with over 5 billion views,” tweeted The Hacker News.