Monday, July 5, 2010
Hackers expose underage Justin Bieber fans to pornography
Young Justin Bieber fans were exposed to pornography after hackers attacked a series of the star's YouTube pages.
Smitten fans were also directed to videos saying the Canadian pop star had died in a car accident, Mashable social media blog reported.
Hackers changed the sound on a video falsely reporting that the 16-year-old had died, while other YouTube pages featured pop-up windows of pornography websites and explicit videos.
A report in the Daily Telegraph said Internet forum 4Chan is believed to have been responsible for the attacks, but others apparently joined in once the hack was discovered.
YouTube said it was working to fix the problem as soon as possible.
This is not the first time the teen star has become the focus of a hoax.
He has already had to fend off rumours that he is Chuck Norris' son and that he has joined a cult. He recently Tweeted: "I am not the son of CHUCK NORRIS ... and I have not joined the Illuminati or any other cult.