South Korea's Youtube Channel Hacked to Play Elon Musk Crypto Video

The official YouTube channel of the South Korean government was compromised on Saturday, and the hackers who did it uploaded a video that was related to cryptocurrencies

According to local media reports citing sources in Seoul, the movie also included Elon Musk, a millionaire who is enthusiastic about cryptocurrencies.

Interview with Musk is Posted on the Youtube channel of the Korean Government by Hackers.

On September 3, 2022, a hacking attempt was launched against the official YouTube channel maintained by the South Korean government. According to a report by the Korean Yonhap news agency that was based on claims made by officials from the executive power in Seoul and Google, the culprits were able to successfully broadcast a film with a cryptocurrency-related theme.

It appeared as though someone had hacked into the video-sharing network early on Saturday morning, because the name of the channel on the platform was suddenly changed to "Spacex Invest." In addition to this, it aired a live broadcast that was entirely devoted to cryptocurrency and featured an interview with Elon Musk, who is a business giant in the United States and the creator and CEO of SpaceX.

According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the Republic of Korea, which is in charge of maintaining the YouTube account, the staff of the ministry became aware of the issue about six in the morning. They moved swiftly to implement safety precautions, and at 7:20 in the morning, they were successful in regaining control of the channel.

The most likely explanation is that the user ID and password for the account have been taken. Yonhap said that the parent corporation of Youtube, Google, has verified that the channel had been hacked. The report also cited an official at Google Korea who stated that the business's Korean division was investigating the hacking incident.

In the early part of this week, a YouTube account that was managed by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) was also compromised. The channel, which has more than a half a million members, was attacked for the first time on Thursday, then again the following day, and it is still inaccessible today. According to a representative of KTO who spoke with the news agency, Google immediately disables access to an account in the event that it identifies activity that are not typical for that account.

An anti-government group that goes by the name "Belarusian Cyber Partisans" recently carried out another hacking attack in which they attempted to sell Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's passport as a non-fungible token. The hacktivist collective has been raising bitcoin in order to fund its actions in opposition to the participation of Minsk in the Russian invasion of the neighboring Ukrainian territory.

Chris Eberechi

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