Hackers gained access to Sansad TV’s YouTube account early Tuesday morning, which broadcasts live and recorded sessions from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. According to a tweet provided by Prasar Bharti, the channel’s name has also been changed to Ethereum.
The tweet, which included a statement from Sansad TV, also claimed that the television’s personnel “quickly worked on it” and “fixed” the YouTube channel two hours later.
The incident was also reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In), the official entity for reacting to cyber security incidents in India. However, YouTube later began permanently resolving the security issues, and it will be restored as soon as possible,” Prasar Bharti stated in a tweet.
However, as late as 10 a.m., a search of the TV channel’s YouTube account revealed that it had been “terminated” by the platform “for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
So far, no comment has been received from Google, which controls YouTube. The YouTube account later displayed a 404 error message with the statement, “This page isn’t available.” Sorry for the inconvenience. “Try looking for something different.” YouTube’s community guidelines spell out “what type of content isn’t allowed” on the platform, and they apply to all types of content, including videos, comments on videos, links, and thumbnails. According to the platform, these restrictions are enforced equally for all users by “combining human reviewers with machine learning.”
The platform’s community guidelines state, “Our regulations strive to make YouTube a safer community while still giving artists the ability to share a diverse range of experiences and opinions.”
YouTube suspends the playback of a video or terminates an account for various reasons, including spam and deceptive tactics, sensitive content, fake engagement, child safety, impersonation, nudity and sexual content, suicide and self-injury, and vulgar language.