Despacito Deleted: Hackers Took Down YouTube's Biggest Music Video

Okay guys, you may want to sit down for this. YouTube’s biggest music video, Despacito, has been removed from the website by a group of hackers.

The music video’s cover image was replaced with a photo from the Spanish TV series Money Heist before the video completely disappeared from the website. More than ten other artists including Shakira, Adele, Selena Gomez, Drake and Taylor Swift have also been affected. All of these music videos were posted on VEVO channels.

The hackers are calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh, and have changed a bunch of video titles to “Free Palestine”. While the actual video content itself is unaltered, a lot of the videos still have the titles. Here are the screenshots:

Here is a screengrab of Vevo’s account:

Twitter was quick to take notice:

Apparently the hacker tweeted:

While the motive is still unknown, we’re all loving the drama as long as no one’s hurt, right?