Despacito, which had been deleted from YouTube, restored

Luis Fonsi’s Despacito Ft. Daddy Yankee, the most streamed video of all time on YouTube that hit a record 5 billion views recently, was deleted from YouTube for a brief while on Tuesday, April 10. The song has since been restored to the video-streaming site.

It appears that Vevo, a US-based video service that is a joint venture between Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME), and Warner Music Group (WMG), had been hacked in some form, NDTV reported.

Many of its videos, by artistes such as DJ Snake, Drake, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Maroon5, and Shakira, were vandalised with song titles changed to what appeared to be the names of the hackers responsible – including Prosox and Kuroi’SH, amongst others.

Despacito also fell victim to the same treatment, with its song title being changed to read “Hacked by Prosox & Kuroi’SH & Shade & Akashi IT & KiraRoot & Xepher & SenpaiWeb & Misao…”

Defaced video title for Despacito [PHOTO | SCREENSHOT]
Defaced video title for Despacito [PHOTO | SCREENSHOT]

YouTube top management is yet to issue a statement responding to the alleged hack.


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