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YouTube hacked? Target: Justin Bieber videos

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jul 2010 20:41 User comments (20)

YouTube hacked? Target: Justin Bieber videos Twitter was alight this morning with complaints that Justin Bieber videos on YouTube were hacked, with a good portion of the singer's videos hacked to say "FAIL" or other messages.
The attack came from Internet community 4chan, which has been waging a small "war" against the teenager for a couple of months.

Earlier in the month, the community rigged the voting system for the Justin Bieber My World Tour Contest, where fans are supposed to vote for their country to get Bieber to come and perform a concert. As of today, North Korea is leading the contest, although it is likely the votes will be tossed out and Israel will be the real victor.

The hack involved using a vulnerability in the site's comment system.

Explains Mashable: "The bug allowed users to inject HTML (the code that most websites are built with) that could be executed on the site, whereas HTML within comments is supposed to be restricted. The hackers did everything from force pop-up messages to appear over the site declaring that it had been hacked to redirecting Bieber video pages to sites hosting pornography and malware."

Google disabled comments and corrected the bug within two hours.

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20 user comments

14.7.2010 20:51

Whats a Bieber?!?

24.7.2010 21:27

is a Canadian pop-R&B singer

34.7.2010 21:31

all i get from my 8 year old daughter is Justin Beiber this/that georgous..ect...
the kids worship this chap


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44.7.2010 22:12

That kid and his family need to be executed.
Bad music is a crime against humanity.

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54.7.2010 22:28

Explains Mashable: "The bug allowed users to inject HTML (the code that most websites are built with) that could be executed on the site, whereas HTML within comments is supposed to be restricted. The hackers did everything from force pop-up messages to appear over the site declaring that it had been hacked to redirecting Bieber video pages to sites hosting pornography and malware."
I remember I did almost the exact same thing with HTML while trolling a fourm last yeah. My buddy and I pretty much shut them down it was great. Good to see this kid getting trolled.

64.7.2010 22:48

"Whats a Beiber?" Is also a popular meme used in chatroomland to mock the fanbase of, and play down this flavor of the month. I guess it wasnt an effective joke if I'm the only one that got it...


75.7.2010 0:45

Originally posted by Deadrum33:
"Whats a Beiber?" Is also a popular meme used in chatroomland to mock the fanbase of, and play down this flavor of the month. I guess it wasnt an effective joke if I'm the only one that got it...
Don't worry, I got it aha. I find it more amusing that Youtube had such an exploit possible. You go 4chan

85.7.2010 1:53

Quote:
Earlier in the month, the community rigged the voting system for the Justin Bieber My World Tour Contest, where fans are supposed to vote for their country to get Bieber to come and perform a concert. As of today, North Korea is leading the contest,

I found great amusement in that statement!!!

95.7.2010 6:39

Beiber is a fad..good thing just 1000 odd votes from India.

105.7.2010 9:22

I tried listening to some of his music. It sucked. He isn't even a cute kid. I don't see what the hell anyone sees in him but I'm pretty sure he's laughing all the way to the bank.

115.7.2010 19:33

Meh, doesn't suprise me any at all. Celebrities such as these usually get attacks whether cyber or physical. Some crazed fan goes off the deep end, and it ends up on the front page of the newspaper. Oh wow, it's big news when a celebrity gets mugged by a hooker or even has an accident. Move along, move along. . .

125.7.2010 23:38

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
I tried listening to some of his music. It sucked. He isn't even a cute kid. I don't see what the hell anyone sees in him but I'm pretty sure he's laughing all the way to the bank.
No, he is just another robot built by the record companies; he does not go to the bank, he does not sleep, but he does get a BSOD once in a while; they always have to do a clean boot before a show just to be safe.

Just goes to show that the big websites are mostly insecure...sites like xhamster started blocking most everything malicious long ago; sites like youtube kept it in order to make sure that all the ads work; even if they were malicious...and now it is safer to look at porno than a video of a cat surfing. Amazing!

136.7.2010 12:36

Quote:
Earlier in the month, the community rigged the voting system for the Justin Bieber My World Tour Contest, where fans are supposed to vote for their country to get Bieber to come and perform a concert. As of today, North Korea is leading the contest,

Okay, I laughed for a solid minute.
Keep it up, you crazy kids.

146.7.2010 16:53

I would like to point out this attack did more then attack Bieber videos, This made Playlists marked Auto Private and made it were you couldn't flag video comments. Plus you couldn't view all the comments of Videos for awhile that Morning(July 4th)

157.7.2010 20:45

4Chan Altered the rules, pray they don't alter them further.

Its clear what happened here 4chan got bored, and decided Since Bieber kinda sounds like Beaver that would be there attack of the month.

169.7.2010 15:01

How old is this kid? I personally have problems about targeting minors. Though I thought the North Korea bit was funny.

I don't care about the fact he's a manufactured product. The kids will get over him soon enough and probably laugh about it when they're adults.

NB: Sexualising little kids as many products do is also targeting minors in my book... but if he's just singing about holding hands and such, well...

One little girl singer in my country was paid out continually in a very nasty way by many of my, I'm sad to say, favourite comedians ("coz it was easy, and popular") just because she sang songs about "Strawberry kisses" and such... Come on, she was just a little kid. She didn't deserve to be paid out week after week on national TV for singing kiddy songs~ I was disgusted, it was stupid. Plenty of adults to poke fun at.

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179.7.2010 15:56

hahaha good sh1t boys keep it up ;]

189.7.2010 20:21

Originally posted by hikaricor:
That kid and his family need to be executed.
Bad music is a crime against humanity.
I like your way of thought

1912.7.2010 13:08
Tired of haters
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Originally posted by hikaricor:
That kid and his family need to be executed.
Bad music is a crime against humanity.
Wow...people take music wayyyy too seriously. If you don't like it don't listen to it. Sure it might seem stupid to you, but it's so easy to avoid.

2016.7.2010 7:45
son1102
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
I tried listening to some of his music. It sucked. He isn't even a cute kid. I don't see what the hell anyone sees in him but I'm pretty sure he's laughing all the way to the bank.
k fine i agree that u dont like his songs but is it necessary that u HAV to give bad comments i mean b4 telling such things to others u must peep inside urself . CAN U SING ??????? :P

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