Sunday , June 20 2021

Alan Walker "Faded" and "standalone" music videos have been renamed by Vietnamese hackers to advertise their personal YouTube channel



Two DJ Walker DJs are "Faded" with 2.1 billion views and "Alone" with over 800 million YouTube views are believed to have been attacked by a Vietnamese hacker. This hacker later renamed MV, as well as a private YouTube music channel ad.

In particular, with "Faded" MV, the hacker changed the name of MV on "Alan Walker – FADED – You over the Channel" *** 8D music "listen to music" while the music video "Alone" was also renamed. "Alan Walker – Sam (Same) – Channel Friends" *** 8D Music "Listen To Music". Both are renamed to advertise another YouTube channel.

Photos shared by Mong Van Hung users on Facebook

Accordingly, when you visit this channel on YouTube, this is a Hoang-owned channel. H in Hanoi, was just created last week and is not yet registered.

It is supposed that this hacker has taken advantage of the shortcomings of YouTube's "translation contribution" tool to change the title of the video. This is a tool that helps users to translate songs, titles and video descriptions into Vietnamese, and if they are not carefully censored, these translations will be accepted and the video will change the title as well as the description.

DJ Alan Walker's Faded and Alone MV suddenly changed the name of the Vietnamese hacker to promote a personal YouTube channel - Picture 2.

The Add Translation feature allows users to edit the title, description, and texts for MV

Immediately after about 30 minutes of the incident, both "Faded" and "Alone" MVs were renamed to their original names. All views, preferences, and subscribers who subscribe to the channel are unaffected. DJ Channel Owner Alan Walker also concluded the "translation translation" feature to describe the title and video to avoid similar incidents, and the lyrics were still openly contributed.

MV on Faded and Alone by DJ Alan Walker suddenly changed the name of the Vietnamese hacker to promote a personal YouTube channel - Picture 3.

The added translation feature for title and video description is locked after a problem has been detected

This is not the first time MVs have terrible views "targeted at" by hackers. In April last year, Despacito hit with more than 5 billion views from singer Luis Fonsi was also "deleted" by YouTube by Prosox. And although it was recovered soon after, the group of hackers was also believed to have invaded and renamed a series of popular hit MVs in the Vevo network.

MV on Faded and Alone by DJ Alan Walker suddenly changed the name of a Vietnamese hacker to promote a personal YouTube channel - Picture 4.

A series of popular Vevo music videos have also been hacked before

The culprit, who was involved in a series of hacker channels on YouTube the following day, was also arrested by the police. These cases show that YouTube needs to strengthen the security of its platform, and that users are careful not to disclose personal information to others.


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