YouTube Hacked: July 2010 hack via comments

Video sharing website YouTube has been hacked today by members of the Internet communities 4chan and other computer hackers. They managed to achieve the hack by taking advantage of the site’s comment system.

Samuel Axon from is reporting the hack was mainly featured on videos of pop idol Justin Bieber; other music videos were also targeted. Social networking site Twitter was deluged with complaints about the problem, and Google also got some posts on their forum.

All this started on Sunday morning when users were able to inject HTML code that could be executed on the site; this is supposed to be restricted within in comments. The site got pop-up messages appearing over the site saying it had been hacked, and redirected Bieber video pages to pornography sites and malware.

Comments were disabled within the hour by Google, and the bug was fixed in less than two hours from the start of the attack. Read the full article here.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems


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