Last month, a handful of extremely popular music videos were disfigured on YouTube. Now, two 18-year-old French citizens are in police custody and have been charged with crimes related to the hacking of Vevo YouTube accounts.
By Variety were the teens of police officers in Paris. The 18-year-old, identified as "Nassim B." and "Gabriel KAB," are responsible for kidnapping several Vevo accounts to publish pro-Palestinian news about wildly popular videos, including the music video for "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Nassim B. and Gabrielle KAB The online monikers of "Prosox" and "Kuroi & # 39; ish" left as they performed their hack and tagged a handful of videos with their names. In addition to the most watched YouTube video of all time, the teenagers also vandalized videos by Adele, Chris Brown, DJ Snake, Drake, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Shakira, and Taylor Swift.
Other than changing the tracks from the music videos that contain Pro-Palestine messages (or in some cases just silly comments like "Drake was killed by Prosox on Fornite"), the hackers did not really cause much damage. In some cases, the thumbnail for a video has been changed to a still image from the TV series Money Heist . The videos were temporarily pulled down from YouTube to restore the titles and images.
For their short-lived hack, the two teenagers face a total of eleven crimes between the two brought in as a collaboration between the Paris prosecutor and the Manhattan District Attorney office in New York, where Vevo operates was censored five times and Gabrielle KAB faces six cases, including "fraudulently modifying data in an automated data processing system."
Just a few months before adolescents were granted access to Vevo accounts on YouTube the music video service victim of a massive hack That unmasks more than 3 TB of internal data, many of which were considered sensitive The breach encompassed everything from office documents, videos, and promotional material to alerting alarms in the company's UK offices. There was no indication that the teens responsible for spoiling Vevo music videos were involved in the previous hack.