Just before five days, it was announced that the video had been a remarkable milestone of becoming the YouTube video in the history to reach 5 billion views, and now it has disappeared.
Now, the video shows several masked figures showing guns at the camera which is actually not the scene from the “Despacito” video. When a fan attempt to press the play button, it displays the video is unavailable.
Vevo posted the original clips. Besides Luis Fonsi, several other artists like Selena Gomez, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Shakira has also been affected.
The hackers who called themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh wrote “Free Palestine” below the video.
The Spanish-language hit song Despacito was released back in January 2017 and had broken several records in the music industry. It was the most streamed song all over the world reaching over 4.6 billion plays. Similarly, the remix featuring Justin Bieber was also equally popular.
A Twitter account of one of the hackers posted: It's just for fun, I just use [the script] 'youtube-change-title-video' and I write 'hacked.’
The post also added:
Don't judge me I love YouTube,
@YouTube Its just for fun i just use script "youtube-change-title-video" and i write "hacked" don t judge me i love youtube <3
— Prosox (@ProsoxW3b) April 10, 2018
So, what's the next step?