Many celebrity official YouTube channels have been hacked. It’s unclear if a bug in YouTube have led these channels hacked or hackers gained access to their accounts by hacking into their emails. However, the following celebrity accounts were hacked at the time of publishing this news article:-
- Shakira (ShakiraVEVO)
- Selena Gomez (SelenaGomezVEVO)
- Chris Brown (ChrisBrownVEVO)
- Luis Fonsi (LuisFonsiVEVO)
- Post Malone (PostMaloneVEVO)
- Kaaris (KaarisOfficialVEVO)
- Lacrim (LacrimMusicVEVO)
- Vevo (Vevo)
- Katy Perry
- Maître Gims (MaitreGimsVEVO)
- Taylor Swift (TaylorSwiftVEVO)
Yet, the list continues to grow.
According to the videos that have been renamed, the hackers appear to be protesting online by asking for Palestine’s freedom by using the “FreePalestine” tags while some videos had a title with “F*ck Illuminati”. While viewing what @OpIsrael means on Wikipedia, it appears that the hackers are anti-israel.
The hackers involved in this breach appears to be codenamed:
- Akashi IT
Update:- The hacker Prosox have shared the following tweet on this twitter account:
@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
According to Prosox’s tweet, it looks like there is a vulnerability in YouTube that allowed hackers to update video titles. However, it’s unclear if YouTube is aware of the vulnerability or not.
As this story is still developing, we will update this article as soon as we get more information regarding the breach.