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article imageYouTube Uploads May Have Been Start of Porn Spam Attack

By KJ Mullins     May 22, 2009 in Internet
YouTube has removed hundreds of videos that have pornographic material. It is believed that the videos that were uploaded under the name of teenage stars like the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana were to be used in a spam attack.
At the beginning of many of the videos was footage taken from children's videos that lead into adults performing sex acts.
Members of the 4Chan Message board have claimed responsibility for what is being called a Porn Day prank. The act was a protest on YouTube's position on copyright music videos.
All forms of nudity is banned by YouTube, including medical videos that demonstrate self-examination for breast or testicular cancer.
Google, the owner of YouTube, is aware and looking into the problem. YouTube could not say how many of the videos were removed yesterday.
Most of the removal of videos was done in the United States.
One of the uploaders is named Flonty. His profile says he is a German 21-year-old.
He told the BBC: "I did it because YouTube keeps deleting music. It was part of a 4Chan raid."
BBC reports:
Google spokesman Scott Rubin told BBC News: "We are aware of the slew of pornographic videos that were uploaded.
"We are addressing them as we would any video that violates our community guidelines.
"In addition, any account we discover that has been set up specifically to attack YouTube will be disabled."
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