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Monday, 17 October 2011 12:01

Sesame Street channel hacked

Written by Nick Farell



Porn is brought you by the letter P and the number 69


Sesame Street's YouTube channel has been hacked, replaced with porn, according to insecurity experts Sophos.

Sesame Street's YouTube channel, a highly popular page containing videos of the muppets including Kermit the Frog, and Big Bird, was hacked on Sunday and the child friendly content was replaced with something far less savoury: hard core porn movies.

The offensive content was available for approximately 20 minutes, before the channel was suspended for "repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines."  It can't be often that Sesame Street gets that sort of ban dumped on it.  Although we always suspected that Big Birds career would slid and he would end up doing porn. Aside from uploading pornographic videos, the hackers also changed the Sesame Street channel profile on YouTube:

WHO DOESN'T LOVE PORN KIDS? RIGHT! EVERYONE LOVES IT! IM MREDXWX AND MY PARTNER MRSUICIDER91 ARE HERE TO BRING YOU MANY NICE CONTENT! PLEASE DON'T LET SESAME STREET TO GET THIS ACCOUNT BACK KIDS :( PLEASE...LET ME AND MRSUICIDER91 HAVE IT AND WE GONNA MAKE ALL THE AMERICA HAPPY!

"Mr Edxwx" has uploaded a video denying any involvement in the hack.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos said the hack is bad news for YouTube "The truth of the matter is that the channel is regularly visited by young children, and parents trust that the page will be safe for them to view," he said. "Attacks like this prove that websites with particularly vulnerable audiences need to be monitored regularly, and protected with the highest possible security controls.  In addition, parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping an eye on the websites their children are visiting - and remember that even the seemingly most innocent websites can be compromised," Cluely added.

Nick Farell

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+1 #1 Silentwalker 2011-10-17 12:12
Awww. I wanted to check it out but it's blocked /sad face.
 
 
+12 #2 dicobalt 2011-10-17 13:12
The Count probably set the password to 1 2 3 4 5.
 
 
+2 #3 yourma2000 2011-10-17 13:43
Should now be called Semen Street
 
 
-1 #4 JAB Creations 2011-10-17 15:42
Quoting yourma2000:
Should now be called Semen Street



Not something a real man would say.
 
 
+1 #5 The HavoX 2011-10-17 16:46
Narrator: "We take you now to Kermit the Frog with another fast-breaking news story!"

Kermit: "Hi-ho, this is Kermit the Frog of Sesame Street News. We have learned that according to insecurity experts Sophos, Sesame Street's YouTube channel has been hacked, and replaced with... PORN?!"
 
 
0 #6 yourma2000 2011-10-17 16:49
Quoting JAB Creations:
Quoting yourma2000:
Should now be called Semen Street



Not something a real man would say.








Well I'm sorry but I'm having difficulty thinking of anything funnier
 
 
-3 #7 Jigar 2011-10-17 17:11
Quoting yourma2000:
Well I'm sorry

You need to be...

Quoting yourma2000:
but I'm having difficulty thinking of anything funnier

That's because you don't go out much, get a hobby.
 
 
+3 #8 yourma2000 2011-10-17 17:57
Quoting Jigar:
Quoting yourma2000:
Well I'm sorry

You need to be...

Quoting yourma2000:
but I'm having difficulty thinking of anything funnier

That's because you don't go out much, get a hobby.












Very hard to get out when you work 40 hours a week and have University classes, no time for hobbies dude
 

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