Published May 25, 2018Earlier this year, hackers who signed their names as "Prosox and Kuroi'sh" hacked into YouTube and vandalized videos from the likes of Drake, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Shakira and the most-watched YouTube video ever, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito." Now, they've been arrested.
Today, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced that two French men have been arrested and charged by the Paris Prosecutor's Office. Their names are Nassim B. and Gabriel K.A.B., and they're both 18 years old.
They were charged with fraudulent modification, deletion and extraction of data from an automated data processing system.
In the case of "Despacito," the video's description was altered, as was its thumbnail image (which was changed to a picture of a masked, gun-wielding gang from Netflix's Casa De Papel). The other affected videos were mostly tampered with by the hackers adding their names to the titles, as well as writing "Free Palestine" on some of the video descriptions.