OMG: Despacito video deleted from YouTube after hack, restored later
International pop singers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s popular music video Despacito, which was also remixed by Justin Bieber, was recently hacked and deleted by cyber criminals among other famous music videos.
The video, uploaded by Luis Fonsi, has been watched over five billion times on YouTube but it disappeared from the Google-owned platform on April 10, with a pro-Palestine message from the hackers. The group also changed the video’s title to “hacked by Kuroi’Sh & Prosox”. Luckily, the video was later restored soon after.
“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,” reports said.
When you try to play the video, it used to say the video is unavailable. Also, videos posted by some other artists like Shakira, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Drake were also affected by this incident.
Hacker Kuroi’SH is also believed to have hacked Google Brazil last year. Recently, Vevo released a statement saying, “Vevo can confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach today, which has now been contained."
Spanish-language hit Despacito was released in January 2017 and went on to break several records.