Sesame Street's YouTube Channel Streamed Porn for 20 Minutes

Paul Lilly

Hackers took control of Sesame Street's YouTube channel on Sunday and replaced videos of kid-friendly puppets with real-life actors engaged in hardcore porn. Security firm Sophos reported on its suddenly appropriately titled "Naked Security" blog that the XXX-rated content was available for around 20 minutes before the channel was pulled for "repeated or severe violations of our Community guidelines."

Big Bird was unavailable for comment and Elmo was last seen cowering in a corner telling everyone he was no mood to be tickled. But in all seriousness, this is pretty messed up and yet another low for unscrupulous hackers, who previously set the bar in level of indecency when a band of cyber riffraff targeted epilepsy patients with flashing computer animations on an epilepsy support message board. The injected JavaScript code caused some of them to have seizures.

In this case, the party responsible found it amusing to prey on a channel for young children. Sesame Street's altered YouTube profile gave credit to "MrEdxwx" with a message that said:

WHO DOESN'T LOVE PORN KIDS? RIGHT! EVERYONE LOVES IT! IM MREDXWX AND MY PARTNER MRSUICIDER91 ARE HERE TO BRING YOU MANY NICE CONTENT! PLEASE DON'T LET SESAME STREET TO GET THIS ACCOUNT BACK KIDS :( PLEASE...LET ME AND MRSUICIDER91 HAVE IT AND WE GONNA MAKE ALL THE AMERICA HAPPY!

That reads like an obvious frame job, a notion that was further fueled when MrEdxex uploaded a video denying involvement.

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