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

The cyberattack saw the South Korean government’s official YouTube channel broadcasting a June interview with billionaire Elon Musk.
The South Korean government’s YouTube channel was breached to stream cryptocurrency videos.
The cyberattacker renamed the channel “SpaceX Invest” and broadcast an interview with Elon Musk.
It’s the third YouTube channel run by South Korea’s government to be hacked in the last two weeks.

The South Korean government’s official YouTube channel was hacked on Saturday morning to broadcast a video featuring billionaire Elon Musk chatting about cryptocurrency, according to local media reports.

At 3:30 a.m., the channel’s name was switched to “SpaceX Invest,” per the Yonhap News Agency. A screenshot posted by the agency appears to show a clip from a June interview Musk gave to Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait during the Qatar Economic Forum.

In the interview, Musk discussed how his Tesla and SpaceX companies had bought bitcoin as a “small…

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