'Sesame Street' YouTube channel back after porn hack

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'Sesame Street' YouTube channel back after porn hack
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 2:47pm

Talk about a strange website to hack and add porn to!

'Sesame Street' YouTube channel back after porn hack

(CNN) -- "Sesame Street's" YouTube channel was back online and spreading wholesome, child-friendly messages Monday, a day after hackers appeared to have reprogrammed the venerable children's show pages with porn.

The show's channel was taken offline Sunday afternoon, and visitors were greeted with a message from the video website informing them it had been shut down "due to repeated or severe violations of our community guidelines." Users who accessed the account earlier had found explicit sex videos instead of Muppets.

"We apologize for any inconvenience our audience may have experienced yesterday on our Sesame Street YouTube channel," read a message on the channel's home page, which appeared to have been restored around 11 a.m. ET.

"Our channel was temporarily compromised, but we have since restored our original line-up of the best classic Sesame Street video clips featuring Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, and the rest of the fuzzy, feathered, and googly-eyed friends you remember from childhood."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/16/tech/sesame-street-hacking/

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