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P is for Porn: Sesame Street's YouTube Account Hacked

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This weekend, kids all over turning to the usually reliable, G-rated, educational video material posted by "Sesame Street" on their YouTube account were greeted with a "Big Bird" of a different feather: Porn. The unexpected content was courtesy of a hacker, according to Security blog Sophos.

The very grown up content ran on the YouTube page Sunday for about 20 minutes until YouTube admin suspended the account for violating the site's Community Guidelines.

The hack was attributed to a user based on the following "profile" posted on the Sesame Street page:

WHO DOESN'T LOVE PORN KIDS? RIGHT! EVERYONE LOVES IT! IM MREDXWX AND MY PARTNER MRSUICIDER91 ARE HERE TO BRING YOU MANY NICE CONTENT! PLEASE DON'T LET SESAME STREET TO GET THIS ACCOUNT BACK KIDS :( PLEASE...LET ME AND MRSUICIDER91 HAVE IT AND WE GONNA MAKE ALL THE AMERICA HAPPY!
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Not surprisingly, "MrEdxwx" is denying involvement in the hack, via (what else?) a video.

Sesame Street says they are working with YouTube to get things back to normal:

"Our channel was compromised and we are presently working with YouTube/Google to restore our original content," the group said. "We always strive to provide age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly."