Justin Bieber YouTube Videos Hacked by 4Chan Pranksters
July 5, 2010
(ChattahBox)—The infamous hacking community of 4chan is setting its sights on pop idol Justin Bieber, AGAIN. But fear not tweenster Bieber fans. Your adorable 16-year-old pop star with his signature high-pitched voice and flip hairstyle is definitely not dead. And he really, really does not have syphilis. And he has no plans to tour in the socialist republic of North Korea, only to be snapped up by the country’s crazed lilliputian “Dear Leader, never to be seen or heard from again, ever.”
But Bieber’s popular YouTube videos have come under attack, by Bieber’s fervent 4chan community of non-fans. Horrified tween girls on Sunday, hoping to view Bieber blow drying his hair or singing “Eenie Meenie,” were instead treated to the specter of screen banners announcing Bieber had died “in a horrific car accident,” or they were redirected to porn sites.
According to The Next Web, the 4chan hackers exploited a scripting vulnerability in YouTube’s comments code. And the pranksters then had a field day displaying rude banners or redirecting unsuspesting users to different sites, some hosting malware and porn.
“Videos relating to the star have been hit with a redirect hack with a number of different payloads. We’ve seen one redirect to an infamous, explicit “One Man One Jar” video while another covers the screen in the words “OMG Faggot”. A Twitter search confirms that the problem is widespread. Some users are reporting seeing a banner claiming that Bieber is dead.”
Google closed the comments sections and corrected the HTML bug, within hours, according to a statement sent to Next Web. “We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on youtube.com that was discovered several hours ago,”read Google’s statement in part.
This latest attack, is just another salvo in 4chan’s Internet war against Justin Bieber. The 4chan-ers already tried to give Bieber syphilis and ship him to North Korea. This time they tried to wipe him out in a fictional car accident. What’s next?
Screenshot Source: The Next Web