Hackers Attack YouTube

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Hackers Attack YouTube

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Not everyone spent the Fourth of July weekend kicking back and enjoying themselves.

Some people have very strange ideas about "fun". Rather than spend the Fourth of July weekend with friends, fireworks and possibly some tasty beverages, some people decided that their time was best spent messing with Justin Bieber fans.

YouTube came under attack, as hackers took advantage of a scripting flaw in the website. Anyone trying to watch a Justin Bieber video encountered blacked-out pages, fake messages saying that Bieber had died in a car crash, or shock pornography. YouTube disabled comments for two hours while it fixed the problem.

"We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on youtube.com that was discovered several hours ago," wrote Google in a statement to TNW. "We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on youtube.com that was discovered several hours ago. Comments were temporarily hidden by default within an hour, and we released a complete fix for the issue in about two hours. We're continuing to study the vulnerability to help prevent similar issues in the future."

4Chan was apparently responsible for the attacks, with one poster saying that it was a reminder that its members could "still shake the foundation of the internet."

Source: TNW via The Daily Mail

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That obviously means ebaum's world was behind the attacks.

To clarify, Whenever ebaums or 4chan "raid" something, they always act like they're from the other. If people were claiming 4chan was responsible, it was ebaums, if people are claiming ebaums, it was 4chan.

A prank is fine but really 'shock pornography'?? What the hell...its obvious thats its mostly young girls watching his videos and thats just wrong.

Dammit 4chan!!

Ebaum's world is the culprit behind this!

The dying in a car crash thing was quite creative, at least it wasnt just porn this time around, unlike the last youtube hack.

Sometimes, I just wanna send every hacker in the world a big fruit basket.

+1 internetz to 4chan

That is all.

Haha, although the hacking was in poor taste, I still find it rather amusing, considering the subject of the attack, and the fact that some hacker somewhere spent so much time messing with Bieber fans.
Also, you repeat your quote twice in the second to last paragraph.

It was either Ebaum's or 4chan. I can guarantee you that. But it's pretty funny. Take that you Justin Bieber stupids

Who cares who did it, I think it's just absolutely awesome. I love stories like this. I only wish I had the technological instict to be able to hack things like youtube.

"still shake the foundation of the internet."

Uh-huh. Does your life lack such meaning that you need to shake up something that exists as 1s and 0s?
I've never been able to grasp the reason why people do this, it just seems juvenile and ridiculously stupid.

I lol...
But shock porography is a but OTT.

So in other words Youtube became cool for an hour or so?

It was ebaumsworld god damn it!

shock pornagraghy to little girls LOL

+1 for 4chan!

I think I speak for all men on the interwebs when I say, damnit I missed all the sweet porn :<

Joking aside, I did really miss it :(

"Shake the foundation of the internet"....?

Really?

Dude, you messed with a Youtube video on a holiday where you should have been out partying with friends.

Congrats on your mediocrity.

Glad most of you find tricking young girls into watching hardcore pornography to be funny.

The other stuff is fairly hilarious, but that is just a bit too far.

And I'm glad to see 4chan seems to think youtube is 'the foundation of the internet'... right.

Well at least they're attacking something that partially deserves it, saw some of the posts and responses, and some are a quite amusing. But I shall say this once only, STAY OUT OF CAMBERWICK GREEN!

Nope, not us 4channers. Was ebaums.
ALSO

The Austin:
"Shake the foundation of the internet"....?

Really?

Dude, you messed with a Youtube video on a holiday where you should have been out partying with friends.

Congrats on your mediocrity.

Not everyone is American.

Gee 4chan did it. Now there's a shocker. /sarcasm.
You know, someone with considerable hacking skills should take that site down a peg or two.

I'm sorry, is there a medical term for what's wrong with 4Chan?

The Austin:
"Shake the foundation of the internet"....?

Really?

Dude, you messed with a Youtube video on a holiday where you should have been out partying with friends.

Congrats on your mediocrity.

This. Anonymous is utterly pathetic.

So long as when they hack it's against big websites and more about fun than personal attacks and stealing personal information I can see why they do it. My only complaint is that porn happens to often, i'd love too see them get really creative with a site like facebook, everyone having zero friends would be hilarious.

4chan really knows how to troll... which is normally a good reason to stay the hell away from them. They have a fun history of this kind of crap, such as the Habbo Hotel "Pool's Closed" Incident.

Would've been funny if not for dropping "shock pornography" on an audience that's mostly young girls.

The blacked out pages and fake messages are funny, but the pornography is in really bad taste, especialy considering the target audience. But as a whole this thing is really funny.

If only Justin Bieber would die in a car accident...if only...

Commander Breetai:
So in other words Youtube became cool for an hour or so?

Young, and clearly stupid easily influenced, girls getting Shock Pornogrphy is your idea of cool?.. I'm sure the police would like to made aware of this fact.

The Great JT:
I'm sorry, is there a medical term for what's wrong with 4Chan?

Boredom and Immaturity come to mind. Sorry for the double post.

The Great JT:
I'm sorry, is there a medical term for what's wrong with 4Chan?

No, unless there's a medical term for 'They're a bunch of fuckwits' and I missed it.

It would have been ten times funnier had the hackers turned all of the videos into rickroll videos.

Can you imagine how people would react?

It wasn't a 4chan raid, would everyone stop saying that? They get too much bad press around here from people who've never even been there.

This was the work of eBaum's world.

Script kiddies are not hackers, but obviously someone needed to find the exploit in the first place.

I'd go with hacker instead of "glorifying" everyone who copy/pasted something into Youtube.

manythings:

Commander Breetai:
So in other words Youtube became cool for an hour or so?

Young, and clearly stupid easily influenced, girls getting Shock Pornogrphy is your idea of cool?.. I'm sure the police would like to made aware of this fact.

I'm sure they'd also like my recipe for spaghetti bolognese. What's your point, snackcake?

...meh. Doesn't bother me in the slightest. I've never heard of eBaum's world.

gnargle:
Nope, not us 4channers. Was ebaums.
ALSO

The Austin:
"Shake the foundation of the internet"....?

Really?

Dude, you messed with a Youtube video on a holiday where you should have been out partying with friends.

Congrats on your mediocrity.

Not everyone is American.

True, true.

But still, next time I want 4chan to come up with something creative.

Telling everyone that Justin Beiber died in a car crash was pretty damn good, but porn has been beaten to death.

Next time, they need to do something like, I don't know, put up a fake PSA announcing that Russia is invading the USA..... Or something.

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