Porn Pranksters Hijack YouTube With Sex Clips
YouTube has been bombarded by pornographic videos in a co-ordinated attack by internet pranksters.
The Jonas Brothers were among stars that were 'tagged' in the attack
Thousands of graphic sex films were removed from the video sharing website yesterday, although owners Google admitted many more could remain accessible for days.
Users were tricked into viewing the movies because they had been 'tagged' with the names of popular stars such as the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana.
The films began with seemingly innocent footage before cutting to the sex scenes.
A Google spokesman said: "We are aware of the slew of pornographic videos that were uploaded.
"We are addressing them as we would any video that violates our community guidelines.
"In addition, any account we discover that's been set up specifically to attack YouTube will be shut down."
He added: "It may take some time for video search results and thumbnail images to disappear from the site."
Conor Culkin, who heard about the prank and watched one of the pranksters' videos, said: "I heard about the attack and my curiosity got the better of me.
"I had a look at one that had been tagged as the Jonas Brothers and was shocked at what came on after 10 seconds, I would hate for my little sister to watch that kind of thing when she was searching for her favourite music."
A satirical online community called '4chan' is thought to be behind the prank after members of the group declared this week 'Porn Week'.