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A hacker attack on Sunday caused Justin Bieber fans to be redirected from YouTube to porn sites and banner messages stating that the star had died in a car accident. Google was able to stop the attack, which stemmed from a weak point in the site’s comment section.
According to the Montreal Gazette, a Google spokesperson said, “We released a complete fix for the problem in about two hours. We’re continuing to study the vulnerability to help prevent similar issues in the future.”
Bieber used his Twitter page to reassure fans that he is still alive. Meanwhile, Bieber is now seeing the downside of internet fame after yet another internet prank targeting him.
The internet forum 4Chan has nominated North Korea on Bieber’s MyWorld Tour contest page and caused the country to come in at number one with a massive amount of votes in just two days.
The polls were to close on July 7, but have recently removed from the Justin Bieber Music official site.