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How to Keep Your YouTube Account Safe From Hackers

If you've built up a decent following on YouTube you could be at risk. Earlier today, hackers managed to take over some and deface of the most popular videos on the site. Worried your account could be next? There are a handful of ways to beef up your YouTube security …

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‘Despacito,’ Taylor Swift, Drake YouTube Videos Were Briefly Hacked

While the content of the videos was unaltered, the hackers managed to replace the still photo that accompanies unplayed YouTube videos with a photo of people in masks pointing guns at the camera (according to The Verge, the still is from the Spanish-language show, La Casa de Papel). Titles to … …

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Vevo’s channel was hacked, not YouTube — there’s a difference

People began noticing early this morning that music videos from some of the most popular artists in the world — including Luis Fonsi's “Despacito,” the most-watched video on YouTube — on Vevo were taken down. The videos were replaced with messages from hackers, and eventually were taken … Read More

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Most-watched YouTube video Despacito defaced in apparent ‘hack’

Video sharing platform YouTube appeared to have been targeted by hackers on Tuesday, leading to the platform's most-watched video of all time, “Despacito” by Puerto Rican … The apparent hack comes just five days after Despacito became the first YouTube video in history to reach 5 billion views. Read More

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YouTube’s most viewed video of all time was defaced by hackers — and one person claiming …

Something weird is happening on YouTube. The site's most popular video of all time was defaced and other popular music videos from artists like Shakira, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Rihanna were briefly defaced and altered. For a short time, YouTube's most popular video, a music video called … Read More

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Hackers Target ‘Despacito,’ Other Vevo Videos on YouTube With Pro-Palestine Messages

Hackers were able to deface Vevo's presence on YouTube late Monday night, replacing several video thumbnails and adding pro-Palestine messages to video titles and descriptions. One of the videos targeted: “Despacito” from Luis Fonsi, which recently became the first YouTube video to surpass five … Read More

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YouTube video of ‘Despacito’ hacked

PETALING JAYA: With over five billion views, the 2017 hit Despacito recently broke records to become the most-watched video on YouTube but it has … by one of the hackers, a tweet directed at YouTube said: “@YouTube Its just for fun i just use script "youtube-change-title-video" and i write "hacked" … …

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YouTube’s biggest videos have been hacked

The news: The BBC reports that hackers called Prosox and Kuroi'sh removed videos, replaced their preview images with pictures of masked people holding guns, and then added the line "Free Palestine" to their YouTube pages. Details: The most-viewed YouTube clip of all time, the music video for Luis … Read More

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YouTube Hackers Deface Despacito and Other Popular Vevo Videos

The most-watched YouTube video of all time, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, was was briefly removed from YouTube early Tuesday morning, along with several other popular YouTube videos, after hackers seemingly defaced the videos. Videos from Adele, Chris Brown, DJ Snake, Drake, … Read More

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YouTube illegally mining viewing data from young children, advocacy groups claim

Google is illegally collecting data from children via YouTube app, according to an alliance of child advocacy groups. CNN Tech reports the groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission in the United States to investigate whether Google violated the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), … Read More