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Microsoft Youtube account gets hacked

Firm loses control of video pages
Mon Oct 24 2011, 10:03

SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft had its Youtube video account hacked this weekend and its content replaced.

It is unknown how the hacking was done, and things have returned to normal on the web page. According to Graham Cluley, security expert at Sophos, new videos were being thrown up onto the web site every few minutes and were rather annoying by the sounds of it.

"The ones we have seen so far are typically three or four seconds in length, and typically call on other internet users to post video responses, create new background images for the channel or provide sponsorship," wrote Cluely.

"Another brief video, entitled 'Bingo', shows an animated character from what appears to be the 'LA Noire' videogame by Rockstar Games, shooting another character in the head."

Yesterday the page's description was just this message, "I DID NOTHING WRONG I SIMPLY SIGNED INTO MY ACCOUNT THAT I MADE IN 2006 :/", and had a different background. Today it has returned to normality. µ


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