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Microsoft YouTube Channel Hacked

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  1. GiftGuru

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    Computer giant Microsoft?s official YouTube channel appears to have been hacked Sunday morning. All of the official videos, including recent ad campaigns, have been removed from the account. In their place are short clips soliciting advertisers, not surprisingly, as the channel has some 24,000+ subscribers.

    As of 1:30 p.m. ET, four videos have been uploaded to the account, all time-stamped within the past two hours. A fifth video, most recently uploaded, seems to have been removed. The video, ?Garry?s Mod ? Escape the Box,? featured what appeared to be an animated gunman shooting at the inside of a construction box.

    The channel?s description reads, ?I DID NOTHING WRONG I SIMPLY SIGNED INTO MY ACCOUNT THAT I MADE IN 2006 :/.?

    http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/microsoft-youtube-channel-hacked/


    Sure is a lot of YT hacking going on lately...
     
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    I wonder if this was about brute forcing the password? IF it's another method then it can be applied to other accounts I think.
     
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    Funny shit, but apparently it wasn't hacked at all.. just YouTube gave the username to Microsoft, after it was already registered.. and then the original owner logged back in, after all these years.
     
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    interesting...Abstroose
     
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    Hilarious, not sure if Abstroose's story is real but if it is it'd be hilarious. I'm pretty sure Youtube/Microsoft wouldn't do something like that; the hacker probably posted that message to throw people off.