NEW DELHI: The YouTube channel of Sansad TV, which broadcasts live proceedings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, on Tuesday was compromised and hacked by some “scamsters”. The miscreants changed the name of the channel to “Ethereum”.
“YouTube Channel of Sansad TV got compromised due to unauthorized activities by some scamsters on 15 February 2022 (Tuesday 01 :00 a.m.) including live streaming on this Channel. Also, the Channel name has been changed to “Ethereum” by the attacker. However, Sansad TV’s Social Media Team promptly worked on it and got the Sansad TV Channel restored by early morning at around 0345 hours,” Sansad TV said in a press statement.
The statement stated that the management of the Sansad TV was alerted about it by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the nodal agency that responds to cyber security incidents in India.
Alert!@sansad_tv Sansad TV @YouTube channel has been temporarily halted after it was hacked and compromised. Unauthorised & unwarranted activity was noticed early morning 15 Feb. Channel name was changed to ‘Ethereum’. Hand of crypto hackers is suspected. Investigations are on. pic.twitter.com/xoTsdssGer
— Kanchan Gupta 🇮🇳 (@KanchanGupta) February 15, 2022
“YouTube has started fixing the security threats permanently and it shall be restored ASAP,” the statement concluded.