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Microsoft's YouTube channel was hacked over the weekend

Microsoft's YouTube channel hacked, all videos were removed

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 25, 2011 at 1:37 am CDT (0 mins, 59 secs time to read)

Microsoft's YouTube channel was hacked over the weekend, the results of which, all of their videos were removed. The unknown attacker changed the background on the channel to one that included the titles "Predator Cinema" and also a message saying "I DID NOTHING WRONG I SIMPLY SIGNED INTO MY ACCOUNT THAT I MADE IN 2006 :/".

Microsoft's YouTube channel was hacked over the weekend |

The entire archive of videos on Microsoft's YouTube channel were replaced by short clips titled "We are sponsoring!" and "Make us a background to get a Subbox!!!". There was another video that also showed a scene from the video game LA Noire, with one character shooting another in the head.

Microsoft of course confirmed the attack yesterday afternoon saying:

We have regained control of the Microsoft channel on YouTube, and we are working to restore all of the original content. We will continue to work with YouTube to ensure safeguards are in place for the future.

In the mean time, they've restored the channel to its original state before the attacks happened.

Another YouTube channel was also attacked, with Sesame Street becoming another victim. Replacing the usual family-friendly content with... pornographic material. YouTube took the channel offline within 22 minutes.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:23 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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