Vevo’s YouTube account appears to have fallen victim to hackers today, as a number of high-profile music videos have been defaced. The most-viewed YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” disappeared from YouTube briefly after being defaced by hackers.
The video’s image was altered and replaced with a masked gang holding guns (from Netflix show Casa de Papel), and the description was changed by hackers calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh. Lots of other popular music videos have also defaced.Read more
Vevo has joined the growing list of media entities to fall victim to a security breach and release of internal documents.
The online music video service, a joint venture between music giants Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group, was recently targeted by hackers who posted more than 3 terabytes of internal files online, experts reported late Thursday. The leaked files are mostly benign, experts reported, containing mainly office documents, videos and promotional materials. Vevo confirmed the breach, calling it the result of a phishing scam via LinkedIn.Read more