Microsoft’s YouTube channel has been hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Hackers have taken control of Microsoft’s official YouTube channel, removed the company’s videos and replaced them with ones of their own.

At the time of writing, the hackers are still uploading new videos to the channel. 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.

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.

A message posted on the channel cryptically reads…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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