YouTube hacked, Justin Bieber videos targeted

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Reports coming from Thenextweb indicate that YouTube was compromised earlier today, this time the attacker or attackers were targeting Justin Bieber videos. This isn't the first time users on the Internet have teamed up and picked on Justin Bieber.

The simple exploit on YouTube has caused annoying popups and in some cases redirected users off of the website and to explicit websites like “One Man, One Jar.” Users were also posting messages claiming that Justin Bieber has died.

Users were using malformed HTML to get past YouTube HTML security checks in the comment section. Some people report seeing users leaving comments using the marquee tag and JavaScript alert function to cause popups.

Users from the infamous website 4chan are claiming responsibility for the attacks, posting messages like, “Today is a reminder that we can still shake the foundation of the Internet.”

YouTube has since blocked and patched the exploit, in this message sent from Google:
”We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on youtube.com that was discovered several hours ago. Comments were temporarily hidden by default within an hour, and we released a complete fix for the issue in about two hours. We're continuing to study the vulnerability to help prevent similar issues in the future.”

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4chan claims to have done it? what bull****, 4chan is only used by 12 year old kids who think they know everything and how to take down websites with a few simple clicks.

This is dangerous. Some silly teenagers could have gone into mass suicide mode after learning the fake news that Justin had died. I guess that explains the screaming I heard last night from my neighbors daughter...

Quick? I was online when it first got posted and it went for hours. From simply stoping comments to when people started to think and used it to allow youtube to not pick up porn/rape vids etc to scripts stealing peoples cookies and doing full redirects.

Justin Bieber
Kid looks like he's 12.
Sings like he's 6.
Has no "real" fame.
Before I graduated when this kid got popular, I'd want to say that everyone in my entire school felt the same way about him.
and to end this...my little sister likes him fml.

hotdog963al said,
4chan claim credit to everything like this on the internet. I'd be amazed if they were actually behind it.

Judgin by the way it was exploited, yes, it was them.

hotdog963al said,
4chan claim credit to everything like this on the internet. I'd be amazed if they were actually behind it.

People in this thread, including me, saw them doing it last night.

hotdog963al said,
4chan claim credit to everything like this on the internet. I'd be amazed if they were actually behind it.

You can be pretty sure, if it involves Justin Bieber.

Holy crap, just noticed that "baby" song has 230 million views! I don't listen to the kids music but he's definitely doing something right.

Black Star said,
Holy crap, just noticed that "baby" song has 230 million views! I don't listen to the kids music but he's definitely doing something right.

Correct. He is D-riding Usher.

Black Star said,
Holy crap, just noticed that "baby" song has 230 million views! I don't listen to the kids music but he's definitely doing something right.
Sadly, as time passes, people needs more and more to be identified with something or someone. I think his songs and music are just stupid, even if they are targeted to teens.

The ones that are making something right are the labels and media behind him, nobody else.

vette said,

Correct. He is D-riding Usher.

Why Usher? Ludacris is in the song as far as I know ... and The Dream wrote the song. Unless there is a version I don't know about.

vip said,

Why Usher? Ludacris is in the song as far as I know ... and The Dream wrote the song. Unless there is a version I don't know about.

As far as I read Usher is the reason Bieber is where he is today, unless I missed something o.O

soldier1st said,
they fixed it quickly. i bet windows systems got that message wheras linux users did not.

Of course the message would show up on Linux machines.

soldier1st said,
they fixed it quickly. i bet windows systems got that message wheras linux users did not.

You idiot. Learn what JavaScript is before publishing your ignorant judgements online.

Every browser that processes JavaScript (whcih is nearly all - IE, FF, Chrome, Opera, Safari) will show the message.
This is platform independent and is "hacked" server side.

soldier1st said,
they fixed it quickly. i bet windows systems got that message wheras linux users did not.

Wow are you dumb.

Well, I just looked up One Guy, One Jar out of curiosity.

There was a time when I would have thrown up to that within a few seconds. Instead, I laughed and googled to see if other people did that.

Nonetheless, I'd love to see some teenage girl's reacting to that xD

billyea said,
Ugh, whatever happened to properly escaping everything?

That would be "Risk Management", specifically "retaining risk". The odds are so slim, its not worth the effort.

At least the 4tards are helping out youtube from possible future exploitations minus the fact they are jealous of Justin

Towlie505 said,
Hahahaha thats amazing
There are two things in the world that must be stopped: Twilight & Justin Bieber

+1,000,000,000,000 if not more!

Towlie505 said,
Hahahaha thats amazing
There are two things in the world that must be stopped: Twilight & Justin Bieber

+1

Towlie505 said,
Hahahaha thats amazing
There are two things in the world that must be stopped: Twilight & Justin Bieber

And the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus..... So pretty much all of Disney Channel all together.

Towlie505 said,
Hahahaha thats amazing
There are two things in the world that must be stopped: Twilight & Justin Bieber

exactly. as they are basically almost exclusively liked by teenage girls. most other people take them as a joke more than something serious, especially Bieber

but in time they will fade as i don't really see Beiber staying popular once he gets older as you can pretty much guarantee about 99percent of his fan base is teen girls.

Towlie505 said,
Hahahaha thats amazing
There are two things in the world that must be stopped: Twilight & Justin Bieber

+1/0

ThaCrip said,

exactly. as they are basically almost exclusively liked by teenage girls. most other people take them as a joke more than something serious, especially Bieber

but in time they will fade as i don't really see Beiber staying popular once he gets older as you can pretty much guarantee about 99percent of his fan base is teen girls.


Why not let the teenage girls have their fun? I don't see why anyone gives a crap if someone else likes something.

Frylock86 said,

And the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus..... So pretty much all of Disney Channel all together.

but I love Pixar =(

david said,

but I love Pixar =(


He said all of Disney Channel While Pixar is owned by Disney, it isn't part of Disney Channel.

Towlie505 said,
Hahahaha thats amazing
There are two things in the world that must be stopped: Twilight & Justin Bieber

:+fav:

randomevent said,

Why not let the teenage girls have their fun? I don't see why anyone gives a crap if someone else likes something.

your totally right. but he just has this image about him (like looks like a 12 year old kid etc) that makes you want to just smack him and makes you wonder how he got famous etc.

i am sure that's why many others, even people in there 20's and 30's (i am almost 31 myself) that just want to smack him. (which is probably why people like making fun of him)

p.s. i am sure he's a nice kid and all in real life so that has to count for something, but you get the idea

Frylock86 said,

And the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus..... So pretty much all of Disney Channel all together.


Stay away from my Miley!

Frylock86 said,

And the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus..... So pretty much all of Disney Channel all together.

Finally... somebody who understands!

Towlie505 said,

He said all of Disney Channel While Pixar is owned by Disney, it isn't part of Disney Channel.

yet

Towlie505 said,
Hahahaha thats amazing
There are two things in the world that must be stopped: Twilight & Justin Bieber

+1111111111111

Elessar said,
This isn't a hack, this is exploiting a hole in the coding. When will kids learn...?

4chan are morons who think they are cool... let them be, its nothing new they doing and its mainly loser stuff, omg DDOS or omg exploit!

both skiddie stuff.

HARF HARF HARF said,

Don't think for one second that you're any better.

I think it's pretty clear that just about anyone is better in every way than some limp 4chan popup pinging script kiddie.

excalpius said,

I think it's pretty clear that just about anyone is better in every way than some limp 4chan popup pinging script kiddie.


+1000

excalpius said,

I think it's pretty clear that just about anyone is better in every way than some limp 4chan popup pinging script kiddie.


nice one.
HARF HARF HARF said,

Don't think for one second that you're any better.


i'm not going around thinking i'm cool with other people's scripts or what not
but you think skiddies are cool eh?

lol, saw them talking about it last night. Didn't bother messing with it though. Don't go there often, but it's funny to see that I caught something happening before reading about it later on.