Affected were some versions of the #1 music video of all time, "Despacito" ft. Daddy Yankee, as well as, videos by Taylor Swift, Adele, Drake, Shakira, Selena Gomez and others.
Vevo's main "Despacito" video had been removed by the hackers, and its cover image replaced with a group wearing masks, red jumpsuits and pointing guns.
The hackers, who identified themselves as Prosox and Kuroi'sh, wrote"Free Palestine" underneath many of the the videos. Kuroi'sh is the same hacker who hacked the @nowthisnews and @bbcarabicalerts Twitter accounts last week, according to Hacker News.
Despacito YouTube music video hacked plus other Vevo clips https://t.co/MSB2cebntW— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 10, 2018
Thus far, Vevo and YouTube have not commented on the overnight hacks.
NEW: ⚡ Vevo's @YouTube account hacked; attacker just changed the title and thumbnail of #Despacito Song, the most-viewed YouTube video with over 5 billion views.— The Hacker News (@TheHackersNews) April 10, 2018
Kuroi'SH is the same hacker who hacked @nowthisnews and @bbcarabicalerts Twitter accounts last week. pic.twitter.com/gKeLoJGUVm