YouTube found out that a number of high-profile music videos uploaded on their website have been hacked.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” who once held the title of being the most-viewed YouTube video of all time was removed and defaced by hackers. The cover image was also replaced with an image from the Netflix show, Casa de Papel showing a masked group holding guns.
The hackers described themselves “Prosox and Kuroi’sh”, as they changed the title underneath the video.
Apparently, other Vevo videos have also been hacked, including songs from Shakira, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, DJ Snake, Drake and Taylor Swift.
Based on the YouTube accounts, all of the affected music videos were uploaded to the official Vevo YouTube accounts of the artists. It’s not clear whether the hackers gained an access to the accounts or there’s a wider exploitation of Vevo accounts.
Meanwhile, a Twitter account suspected as one of the hackers’ account posted:
“Its just for fun I just use script “youtube-change-title-video” and I write “hacked” don’t judge me I love youtube <3"