Two French Teens Arrested in Connection With Vevo Hack That Defaced ‘Despacito’, Other Youtube Music Videos: The two 18 years old French citizens have been arrested in Paris and charged with crimes for hacking into the Vevo’s Youtube accounts last month which results in pro-Palestine messages being posted on several popular videos, according to prosecutors.
The Paris Prosecutor Office has officially identified the two suspects as “Nassim B.” and “Gabriel K.A.B.”, also by their online respective handles of “Prosox” and “kuroi’ish.”
The authorities claimed that they have gained unauthorized access to Youtube which is maintained by Vevo, to alter the content of multiple of music videos, which of course includes Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” — One of the most viewed music video on Youtube of 2017, which has crossed around 5 billion views.
These hackers also targeted videos by Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Chris Brown and Shakira, where they have replaced the thumbnail images, video titles and the descriptions of videos.
Vevo has since removed that all changes the hacker made on its Youtube videos.
The arrest and the charges have brought the case result between collaboration of Paris Prosecutor’s Office and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, which the Vevo is based.
The Paris prosecutor charged the Gabriel K.A.B with five criminal counts and Nassim B. with over six counts, which includes the “Fraudulently modifying the data contained in an automated data processing system.”