Microsoft’s Official YouTube Channel Got Hacked – Video
By on October 23rd, 2011

It looks like an unknown hacker has be-seized Microsoft’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/microsoft. The hacker has deleted all the original uploads and has uploaded a couple of brief videos, exposing the hack. A big loss!

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Just the earlier week, Sesame streets YouTube channel got hacked with porn and the vulgar videos were available for 20 minutes, until YouTube took them down. In Microsoft’s case, no offensive videos have been uploaded so far. We managed to record a screencast of the entire channel, just in case you miss the hackers show while YouTube staff get their hands dirty and take the channel down eventually.

Here is the screencast:

While I was busy recording the above video, the hacker changed the YouTube channel background to a more creepy one.

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The hacker has added a message on the channel that reads I DID NOTHING WRONG I SIMPLY SIGNED INTO MY ACCOUNT THAT I MADE IN 2006 :/. This is certainly not a glitch on YouTube’s part and I am rather surprised on the fact that a major Tech company’s social assets can be hacked so easily. And after hacking the channel for more than an hour, why is the hacker not uploading porn or other  embarrassing  videos, instead of silly uploads e.g “need a channel background”?. This is abnormal on both fronts.

We will update this post when we have some more information about how this mess happened.

 

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Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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