YouTube Hacked, Justin Bieber Suffered the Most
YouTube has been the attention for all lately. This also includes hackers and problem creators over the web who spread mischief through their wrong doings. There have been several attempts in the past from hackers to gain unauthorized access to YouTube and tamper with its services. A recent example of such an attack took place when today hacker(s) targeted YouTube again, attempting to exploit a security loophole and mingle with the Justin Bieber videos present on YouTube. This is not a one of its kind attack, as hackers have also picked up on Justin Bieber videos over the internet before as well.
This time, a security exploit has led YouTube users to receive annoying popups, redirections to explicit content websites like â€œOne Man, One Jarâ€ and spam comments on Justin Bieber videos announcing that Justin Bieber has died.
The responsibility of the attack on YouTube has been taken up by a group of hackers from the infamous website 4chan who claim that, â€œToday is a reminder that we can still shake the foundation of the Internet.â€
Google and YouTube management has taken actions and patched the exploit and sent an official word of confirmation that the loophole has been sealed off. The message read: â€We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on youtube.com that was discovered several hours ago. Comments were temporarily hidden by default within an hour, and we released a complete fix for the issue in about two hours. We’re continuing to study the vulnerability to help prevent similar issues in the future.â€
Via â€“ TheNextWeb