Sansad TV’s YouTube channel restored after alleged hacking attempt

Sansad TV’s YouTube channel restored after alleged hacking attempt

'Compromised by scamsters’ says the channel in a statement.

Sansad TV

Mumbai: The YouTube channel of Sansad TV ran into trouble on Tuesday after its telecast was suspended due to an alleged hacking attempt. According to the statement issued by Sansad TV, the YouTube channel got compromised due to ‘unauthorised activities by some scamsters’ on 15 February at 1 am, which also affected its live-streaming.

Viewers who tried to watch the streaming were greeted with a disclaimer from YouTube stating, "This account has been terminated for violating YouTube's community guidelines".

However, the channel was restored later in the evening. “Sansad TV's YouTube channel has been restored. You can get back to all your favourite programmes on the channel,” it announced on Twitter.



According to a statement issued by Sansad TV earlier in the day, the channel name was also changed to ‘Ethereum’ by the attacker. “SansadTV’s social media team promptly worked on it and got the channel restored by early morning around 3:45 hrs,” it stated.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in), the nodal agency for responding to cyber-security incidents in India had also reported the incident and alerted Sansad TV. Later on YouTube also started fixing the security threats permanently, the channel stated.



The channel was launched by prime minister Narendra Modi in September last year after merging Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV, and shows the live streaming of the Parliament sessions.