Hackers Delete ‘Despacito’ Music Video After It Hits 5 Billion Views On YouTube

Hackers have managed to delete the record-breaking music video for the Luis Fonsi track “Despacito”, it’s been reported.

The video, which recently became the first to reach a whopping five billion views, has now disappeared from YouTube.

The hackers, who go by the names Prosox and Kuroi’sh, changed the caption of the clip, writing: “Free Palestine.”

Social media users were said to have been greeted by a video still showing masked figures aiming their guns at the camera (from the Spanish TV show “Money Heist”) when searching for the smash hit song, which was released in January 2017 and went on to have huge success around the world.

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It’s also been reported that more than a dozen other artists, including Selena Gomez, Drake, and Taylor Swift, have also been affected. The videos were all originally posted by VEVO.

The BBC later stated that one of the hackers insisted on Twitter: “Don’t judge me I love YouTube.”

They also shared: “It’s just for fun, I just use [the] script ‘youtube-change-title-video’ and I write ‘hacked’.”

YouTube have since released a statement to ET Canada, which read: “After seeing unusual upload activity on a handful of VEVO channels, we worked quickly with our partner to disable access while they investigate the issue.”

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