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Most-watched YouTube video 'Despacito' hacked, restored

IANS  |  San Francisco 

and Daddy Yankee's video "Despacito" that has been watched over five billion times on was hacked by cybercriminals among other famous videos.

The Spanish-language hit disappeared from Google-owned platform on Tuesday, with a pro-Palestine message from the hackers. The video was later restored.

"A hacker using the 'Kuroi'SH' claimed responsibility for the breach in a series of tweets, revealing that he also hacked Post Malone and Susan Wojcicki," reported.

The hackers changed the video's title to "hacked by Kuroi'Sh & Prosox".

"Despacito" was among several other videos reportedly defaced with pro-Palestine messages by hackers.

Artists including Adele, Taylor Swift, and have had the names of their songs replaced with the message "Free Palestine".

"Vevo's @account hacked; attacker just changed the title and thumbnail of #Song, the most-viewed YouTube video with over 5 billion views," tweeted

The hacker Kuroi'SH is believed to have hacked Brazil last year.

"can confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach today, which has now been contained," said in a statement.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 10:32 IST