Elon Musk’s crypto interview that was broadcast on the South Korean government’s YouTube channel was hacked and renamed SpaceX Invest.

In a new news, Tesla founder Elon Musk participates in the offshore North Sea 2022 in Stavanger, Norway on August 29, 2022 A June interview with billionaire Elon Musk has led to a cyberattack on the official YouTube channel of the South Korean government.

The South Korean government’s YouTube channel was breached for streaming cryptocurrency videos. A cyber attacker changed the channel’s name to SpaceX Invest and aired an interview with Elon Musk.

According to local media reports, this is the third YouTube channel hacked by the South Korean government in the past two weeks. The official YouTube channel of the South Korean government was hacked on Saturday morning to broadcast a video of billionaire Elon Musk talking about cryptocurrencies.

According to the Yonhap news agency, the channel’s name was changed to SpaceX Invest at 3:30 p.m. The screenshot posted by the agency shows a clip from a June interview Musk gave to Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwaite during the Qatar Economic Forum.

Elon Musk discusses how his Tesla and SpaceX companies bought bitcoin as a small percentage of their cash assets and said that his automaker accepts Dogecoin as a cryptocurrency which he 10% after tweeting about it was able to increase.

According to Yonhap, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said the South Korean government learned of the breach three hours later and restored its access to the account at around 7.20 p.m. The agency said that the account ID and password of the YouTube channel were stolen.

The channel has approximately 262,000 subscribers and actively posts videos on government policies and current events. Lee Jian of Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo reported that this is the third YouTube account run by South Korea’s government in the past two weeks. The identity and motives behind the attacks were not immediately known, citing a statement from the Ministry of Sports and Tourism.

The Korea Tourism Organization’s YouTube channel was suspended twice, once on Thursday and once on Friday and until Sunday, Jong Ilbo said. Meanwhile, the YouTube channel of South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art was also hacked on August 29 for streaming a video about cryptocurrency, the outlet wrote.

It is not clear whether the attack was related to Sunday’s breach. Google YouTube’s parent company Yonhap and Joongang Ilbo confirmed the breach, saying it would investigate the cause of the attacks. Google responded to an insider’s request for comment.

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