South Korean Government’s Youtube Channel Hacked to Play Crypto Video Featuring Elon Musk – Bitcoin News


The South Korean government’s official YouTube channel was hacked on Saturday and those who did it broadcast a cryptocurrency-related clip. The video also featured billionaire crypto enthusiast Elon Musk, local media reported, citing sources in Seoul.

Hackers Air interview with Musk via the Korean government’s Youtube account

The South Korean government’s official YouTube channel was hacked on September 3, 2022. The perpetrators managed to air a crypto-themed video, Korean news agency Yonhap revealed in a report based on testimonies from officials at the South Korean executive branch in Seoul and Google.

In the early hours of Saturday, the video platform’s channel appeared to have been hacked when its name was changed to “Spacex Invest.” It also featured a live broadcast dedicated to cryptocurrency, which featured an interview with US business tycoon and Spacex founder and CEO Elon Musk.

A representative from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, which is in charge of managing the YouTube account, said the department’s staff became aware of the situation around 6 a.m. They immediately took security measures and were able to regain control of the channel at 7:20 am

The main suspicion is that the account ID and password have been stolen. Google, YouTube’s parent company, confirmed that the channel had been hacked, Yonhap added, while quoting a Google Korea official who said the unit was investigating the hacking incident.

Earlier this week, a YouTube account owned by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) was also hacked. The channel, which has over half a million subscribers, was attacked first Thursday and again the next day and is still unavailable. A KTO representative told the news outlet that Google will automatically block access to an account if it detects unusual activity.

In another recent hack, an anti-government group called “Belarusian Cyber ​​Partisans” attempted to sell Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s passport as an NFT. The hacktivist collective has been raising cryptocurrency to fund its activities against Minsk’s involvement in the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

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Lubomir Tassev

Lubomir Tassev is a journalist from tech-savvy Eastern Europe who likes Hitchen’s quote: “Being a writer is what I am, not what I do.” Along with crypto, blockchain and fintech, international politics and business are two other sources of inspiration.

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