Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s record-breaking YouTube video Despacito has been removed from YouTube reportedly by a Palestine hacker today. Despacito has been the highest viewed YouTube viewed that crossed about 5 billion views. Amazingly this video has been removed from the YouTube. The hackers have changed the thumbnail of the Despacito video with a thumbnail that shows people with masks and aiming guns at the camera. When anyone attempts to play the video, it shows the video is not available.
Including this, a few more accounts of some other artists like Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Shakira, Drake also seems to have affected due to this act of the hackers. More than dozen accounts of the popular artists have been affected.
Prosox and Kuroi’sh reportedly called themselves hackers. They wrote “Free Palestine” below the videos. The hackers also have tweeted using a Twitter account and said: “It’s just for fun, I just use [the script] ‘youtube-change-title-video’ and I write ‘hacked’”. “Don’t judge me I love YouTube.”
@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
Several clips remain live during the time of writing. The hackers have changed the titles of various video clips and added their own titles and for some videos, they have replaced the cover images.
It is not yet clear whether the hackers have got access to their individual accounts or if there was a wider exploit with the Vevo accounts.