Software giant Microsoft's official YouTube account was hacked yesterday, with the infiltrator removing the videos uploaded on the account.
According to GeekWire, the Microsoft YouTube account had its original content replaced with advertising videos which were later removed. Microsoft had earlier reported that it was aware of the hacking and was working with YouTube to regain control of the account.
YouTube was not in a hurry to disable Microsoft's account as the infiltrator had not uploaded questionable material. The video sharing website was quick to disable the Sesame Street YouTube account after the for-children channel was hacked and filled with porn videos.
Apparently, the infiltrator, whoever it was, tried to make it sound as if the hacking was not their fault. "I DID NOTHING WRONG I SIMPLY SIGNED INTO MY ACCOUNT THAT I MADE IN 2006," read a description of the hacked account.
Microsoft later informed that it had regained control of the account. "We have regained control of the Microsoft channel on YouTube, and we are working to restore all of the original content. We will continue to work with YouTube to ensure safeguards are in place for the future," the company spokesperson said to thinq_.