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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 21 April 2018

'Despacito' and other videos altered by security breach at Vevo

The cover image of the Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee hit was replaced by an image of masked people pointing guns

Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform Despacito at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. AP
Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform Despacito at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. AP

Despacito and other popular music videos were targets of a security breach on the video sharing service Vevo.

The cover image of the Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee hit was replaced by an image of masked people pointing guns. Clips by Taylor Swift, Drake, Selena Gomez and Shakira also were affected.

A YouTube spokesperson says the company worked with its partner to disable access after seeing "unusual upload activity" on some Vevo channels.

Vevo says the breach was contained and it is working to reinstate all videos that were affected and restoring its service.

Vevo says it is investigating the source of the breach.

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