YouTube, iTunes hacked on Independence Day

July 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

On the Fourth, both iTunes and YouTube were hacked into separately. The hacking has been linked to the site Ebaumsworld and the online forum 4Chan, but it is said others may be to blame.

The problems where first discovered on YouTube by fans of pop singer Justin Bieber. Viewers got messages popping up saying that Bieber had died or a message trying to get them to go to hacking sites. It is said that the problem was in the comment system. To fix the problem, comments were temporarily disabled for about 3 hours while the problem was fixed.

On iTunes, it is said that book apps from a certain Vietnamese publisher where the top selling at the time and other rumors of accounts being phished and used to buy book apps  surfaced. But this still has not been confirmed. Also, the top book app list has not yet been fixed.

The iTunes issues do not sound as bad as the YouTube issues. I mean iTunes just had its top book apps list messed with. The YouTube issues could have led to viruses on viewer’s computers and broken hearts for millions of preteens and other Justin Bieber fans.

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