Porn Spammers Hit YouTube
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 5:19 PM CDT
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(Newser) – YouTube removed hundreds of pornographic videos posted to the site today in a coordinated attack, the BBC reports. The offending files, uploaded under names such as the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana, started innocently enough before turning graphic. “I'm 12 years old and what is this?” went a comment on a fraudulent video entitled “Jonas Brother Live on Stage.”

“This kind of raid showed how easy it is to upload porn to a website that millions of people browse on a daily basis,” a perpetrator told the BBC. “I did it because YouTube keeps deleting music. It was part of a 4Chan raid,” he said, referring to an online community that prides itself on pushing the envelope. “We are aware of the slew of pornographic videos,” said a Google spokesman, promising to disable offending accounts.