YouTube rocked by hackers’ ‘Porn Day’: Stay classy, 4Chan.
Over the course of 24 hours, [YouTube] was flooded with a number of pornographic video clips rumoured to be in the tens of thousands. In what is believed to have been a coordinated attack carried out by the infamous 4Chan group of hackers, clips containing nudity and sexual scenes were made available to the sites tens of millions of users. To circumvent the site’s normal moderation policy, they were uploaded with titles referencing such favourite children’s entertainers as Hannah Montana and the famous American Christian pop boy band, the Jonas Brothers. The videos began with footage of the artists in question before cutting to video of adults participating in group sex acts, according to the BBC.
It is believed YouTube’s moderation team have been working around the clock since the attack to try and take down the offending items