Hackers Fill Sesame Street With Porn
YouTube channel briefly turns XXX
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2011 11:44 AM CDT
The Sesame Street YouTube channel contained an unwelcome surprise yesterday.   (AP Photo/Sesame Workshop, Richard Termine, FILE)

(Newser) Sesame Street briefly turned into Sex-ame Street yesterday, when hackers apparently took hold of the children’s show’s YouTube channel and filled it with porn. The page was taken offline in the afternoon, CNN reports, but it appears to be back up today. The nonprofit Sesame Workshop apologized yesterday, noting that, "We always strive to provide age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly." The XXX material was available for at least 20 minutes, The Daily What notes. Gawker and Reddit have NSFW screenshots.