August 16, 2022

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Ariana Grande’s YouTube channel hacked by IShowSpeed fan

A fan of standard YouTuber IShowSpeed has taken over Ariana Grande and Harry Kinds’ YouTube accounts in a sequence of hacks that nobody noticed coming.

YouTube star IShowSpeed is understood for his occasional on-stream hijinks, however one among his followers took issues to the subsequent degree in a widespread hack that noticed a number of high-profile celebrities’ YouTube accounts compromised.

On April 5, 2022, followers throughout social media seen that their favourite artists’ YouTube channels have been importing some questionable content material.

These artists included names like Harry Kinds, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, and even the late Michael Jackson.

Lots of the clips uploaded to those artists’ profiles included unusual movies with captions that alluded to a hack from somebody named ‘LOSPELAOSBRO’ on Twitter.

The movies ranged from a 51-year-old Spaniard named Paco Sanz singing an off-key music whereas taking part in a guitar, to most notably, a re-upload of IShowSpeed’s music video for his music ‘Shake.’

The YouTuber’s music video has garnered over 65 million views on the time of writing — simply 4 months after being uploaded in November 2021.

The hacker additionally included the hashtag #FreePacoSanz within the movies’ descriptions, together with the caption: “We won’t cease till the political prisoner Paco Sanz is launched.”

Paco Sanz, also referred to as the “man with 2,000 tumors,” is a 51-year-old former safety guard who claimed he had Cowden Syndrome — a situation characterised by the presence of many non-cancerous tumors.

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Nevertheless, it was reported that Sanz had allegedly lied concerning the severity of his situation. He obtained a two-year jail sentence for defrauding donors out of a whole bunch of hundreds of {dollars} for funds to treatment his Cowden Syndrome.

Fortunately, the artists’ YouTube channels affected by the hack are actually again so as, with all of the offending movies eliminated. IShowSpeed has made no touch upon the odd state of affairs on the time of writing.

This isn’t the primary big hack to have an effect on a swath of celebrities, by far; again in September 2019, quite a lot of celebrities and influencers’ Twitter accounts have been compromised by a gaggle of hackers who even infiltrated the profile of former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.