Porn Posted on O’Neill and Associates YouTube Account

by Jack Gately, contact: @jackgatelycom

Hackers apparently accessed the YouTube account of the prestigious public affairs consulting firm O’Neill and Associates today and posted well over a dozen racy videos of scantily clad young ladies smoking pot and enjoying each others company.

Update: As of early Tuesday morning hackers had now posted over two dozen videos to O’Neill and Associates YouTube account.

What does this say for the security of all Google related accounts?

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/user/on…

http://www.oneillandassoc.com/

The firm, headed by former Lt. Gov. Thomas O’Neill and son of former Speaker Tip O’Neill, bills itself as “New England’s leading public affairs consulting firm. Our professionals are frequently sought after by the media.”

The eight subscribers to O’Neill and Associates YouTube channel began receiving notices of the porn videos with Russian language titles at 12:51PM on Monday.  The uploads continued to at least 10:09PM.

YouTube hacking is not uncommon, as recently at this past weekend X-rated content was uploaded to the Sesame Street YouTube account: http://www.scribbal.com/2011/1…

The videos which come complete with what I’m told is bed of foreign language porn music, run from 12 to 30 seconds in length and were viewed by the author only for the purpose of writing this article.

O’Neill and Associates website states that its information technology strategies draw upon a “wellspring of public and private sector IT experience to create strategies that deliver results.”

The last legitimate posting from O’Neill and Associates appears to be from October 11th featuring O’Neill and Associates’ Senior Vice President Cosmo Macero Jr. in his weekly Heavy Hitters segment on Boston’s Fox25 Morning News.

I notified Mr. Macero of the attack via twitter.

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