Hackers and pranksters began exploiting a newly discovered scripting flaw on
YouTube on Sunday, provoking rumours that a virus was spreading on the site.

The cross-site scripting flaw (XSS) on the video-sharing website created a
means for hackers to post JavaScript code in the comments sections of videos.
The flaw meant that this JavaScript code was run on the machines of surfers
viewing the same video clip.

Predictable enough, pranksters at 4Chan have begun using the vulnerability to
redirect surfers looking for Justin Bieber video clips to goatse or false
reports that the irksomely clean-cut Canadian singer had died in a car crash.
Denizens of 4Chan are separately trying to rig an online poll to encourage
Beiber to play North Korea in an upcoming tour.

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