Vevo’s YouTube channel has been hacked by unknown persons. They managed to remove the official music videos of international artists and bands and replace them with video clips from a Spanish con man. The video hosting service has since removed the uploaded videos and repaired the damage.
That writes the American tech site The Verge.
Hackers replace music videos with Spanish crook clip
Anyone who regularly watches the official music videos of artists on YouTube has certainly heard of the name Vevo. The company publishes clips from the likes of Lil Nas X, Eminem, Drake, Taylor Swift, Ariane Grande, Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber on the channel. Together they have hundreds of millions of fans and followers. All in all, an interesting target for hackers.
Before the music videos of these artists disappeared, viewers watched for hours on end a song by rapper Lil Tjay and clips by Paco Sanz. Paco Sanz is a Spanish con man who has been sentenced to two years in prison for large-scale fraud. He lied that he had cancer and was terminally ill. In total, he would have scammed victims for around 350,000 euros. He used that money to live in luxury and luxury.
It is unknown who is behind the hack. A Vevo spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that the incident occurred. “Some videos were uploaded to a small number of Vevo artist channels earlier today [Tuesday, ed.] by an unauthorized source. Pre-existing content was not accessible. While the artist channels have been secured and the incident has been