Popular Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, was recently targeted by hackers and Internet pranksters. Hackers infiltrated his YouTube page and presented false report to the fans that Justin died in a car crash while some hackers directed fans to porn sites.
Initially, Bieber fans were shocked to read news. Google, which owns YouTube, took immediate action and fixed the problem. In a statement Google said,
"We took swift action to fix a vulnerability on Youtube.com that was discovered several hours ago. Comments were temporarily hidden by default within an hour, and we released a complete fix for the issue in about two hours. We're continuing to study the vulnerability to help prevent similar issues in the future,"
The incident took place on July 4, 2010, when Bieber fans wanted to access his videos on YouTube they faced problems. Fans ended up in porn website, blacked-out screens or pop-ups giving out Bieber’s news of death.
Bieber then Tweeted and assured his fans that he is alive and well.
However, the pranksters did not just stop here. Earlier, the pranksters hijacked an online poll which asked the next tour location of Justin and it resulted into half million vote that naming
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The same group also targeted the phrase “Justin Bieber Syphilis” and took it to the top slot on Google Trends list.
Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 and rose to prominence by posting his videos on YouTube. In 2009, his debut single “One Time” was released and became a superhit. The song was in top 30 list in more than ten countries.