Why the Most-Viewed Video of All Time Disappeared From the Internet

Apr 10, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The most heavily viewed video of all time vanished from the Internet Tuesday, amid reports of an apparent hack of Vevo’s YouTube account. The Verge reports that the video, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” disappeared from YouTube briefly after being defaced by hackers.

It was one of a number of high-profile videos that were reportedly defaced.

“Despacito” has had more than 5 billion views on YouTube.

“The video’s image was altered and replaced with a masked gang holding guns (from Netflix show ‘Casa de Papel’), and the description was changed by hackers calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh,” The Verge reports. “Lots of other popular music videos have also defaced, including songs from Chris Brown, Shakira, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.”

All of the music videos affected by the hack had been uploaded to the artists’ Vevo YouTube accounts. The Verge notes that it was unclear whether the hackers were able to access individual accounts.

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  1. We need a Congressional investigation immediately!!!

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