YouTube Hacked July 2010

Today, July 4 2010, YouTube was hacked by members of internet groups 4chan and other computer whizzes. Justin Bieber, one of the biggest pop sensations at the present time, was unfortunately on the receiving end of this. Using a variety of videos the hacking was able to take place.

According to Samuel Axon at Mashable, several complaints have been made on social networking site Twitter, and concerned users posted comments on Google’s forum. The internet group 4chan have had what seems to be disagreements with Justin Bieber, and only last week, were conspiring to try and send Bieber to North Korea. Using a bug that can allow users to inject HTML (this is a code that websites are built with), 4chan were able to implement messages on the site stating that it had been hacked, and instead of fans being able to look at Bieber video pages, they were diverted to sites of pornography and malware.

Within 2 hours of the attack on Bieber, Google had disallowed user comments and put right any unfortunate occurrences from this.

Are you a fan of Justin Bieber, were you trying to access a YouTube video of the pop sensation? To read more about this check out Mashable

  • Anon

    This wasn't 4chan, this was Ebaumsworld. Stop trying to pin the blame on us.

  • Kay

    Haha oh wow the fag got owned !

  • CarlPrenston

    It was Ebaumsworld, they keep braggin about how good they are for doing it.