Google's YouTube, Apple's iTunes temporarily hacked

July 4, 2010: 5:34 PM ET

Hackers spent the 4th of July adding  pop-up windows to popular YouTube videos and separately juicing the sales of a Vietnamese developer's books on iTunes.

Hacked YouTube video via theNextWeb.com

The YouTube hack was first spotted by fans of Justin Bieber on YouTube Sunday morning.  They were greeted with messages saying the pop singer had died or offers to venture to hacking sites (below).

Both video site Ebaumsworld and notorious Internet forum 4Chan have been blamed for the attacks, but it seems that others may have joined in once the hack was discovered.  Here's one such message posted on the 4Chan forums, below:


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