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Our investigation shows the view counters on You Tube were not affected either, and after the brief take-down Despacito rose from the ashes to continue being the most watched You Tube video ever.
While things may be back to normal for VEVO, the hackers who claimed responsibility for the breach are aiming shots at many video influencers and even at You Tube’s CEO.
In a tweet sent yesterday, they claimed that they’ve managed to access the accounts of Colombian singer Shakira and video-sharing website’s CEO Susan Wojcicki.
The Twitter account that made the claims was later suspended.
After recently becoming the first video in the You Tube history to top over the 5-billion views milestone, the Spanish-language song was briefly taken down by the hackers.
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Tens of other musical videos posted by VEVO featuring high-profile pop icons such as Shakira, Drake, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Adele, DJ Snake, Katy Perry were also affected by the cyber-attack.
All defaced videos were from VEVO accounts on You Tube.