Clips from Drake, Taylor Swift, Adele, Selena Gomez, as well as the most viewed video of all time ‘Despacito’ were hacked on Monday, with the names and cover images changed.
A YouTube spokesperson told Billboard, “After seeing unusual upload activity on a handful of VEVO channels, we worked quickly with out partner to disable access while they investigate the issue.”
A spokesperson for VEVO also commented on the hack, writing “Vevo can confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach today, which has now been contained.
“We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalogue to be restored to full working order. We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach.”
The videos have seen been restored.
One of the hackers posted the below message on Twitter, taking credit for the hack.
@Vevo You have all my respect but do not leave the control to your site to any developer did not take into account this hacking it was a fun if we would like to harm your customers we would delete all the video but I did not delete despacito must believe me
— Prosox (@ProsoxW3b) April 10, 2018