Sesame Street YouTube channel back online after data security breach

Sesame Street YouTube channel back online after data security breach

It appears that even the popular children's show Sesame Street is not immune to hackers, after the program's YouTube channel recently suffered a data security breach, according to an Associated Press report.

Cybercriminals forced the channel to shut down after they uploaded X-rated material. According to the news provider, the YouTube page is now back online.

Sesame Street executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente said that the X-rated videos that were uploaded to the show's channel were online for approximately less than an hour, according to the AP report.

"We have great hopes that it was found out before young viewers could see the X-rated material," said Parente.

YouTube advises its clients to enforce stricter cybersecurity defenses to avoid incidents caused by hackers, the report stated.

Although data security breaches are bound to happen across all industries, many officials believe greater cooperation is the key to defend against such attacks. According to a recent study by by Imago Techmedia for the IP EXPO, 70 percent of those surveyed indicated collaboration across all information and communication departments would help deter future threats.