The popular SBS YouTube channels have been both hacked and deleted. SBS NEWS, SBS Catch, and more were all affected.
Netizens discovered that if you go to SBS News’ YouTube channel, there appeared to be a video that didn’t finish uploading.
The channel was uploading videos until a few minutes ago. Now it says the channel has been deleted.
If I click the most recent video, this is what I see. What’s going on…?
And, when attempting to watch an SBS animal video, a disclaimer appeared saying that the channel had been deleted due to a violation of community guidelines.
This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.
— YouTube text
So, it seems to have been hacked.
This account has been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.
— YouTube text
Additional SBS channels, such as SBS TV’s animal channel and SBS Catch (the K-Drama channel), appear to have been hacked and deleted. These are two of netizens’ favorite channels as it features cute animal videos and behind-the-scenes content of hit K-Dramas, such as Business Proposal, respectively.
Before deletion, videos featuring the CEO of financial technology company Ripple Labs, Brad Garlinghouse, were uploaded. It was tagged with “#crypto.”
At this time, SBS NOW and SBS KPOP remain unaffected.
Hopefully, the issue with the rest of the SBS channels will be resolved, and they can be restored.