ABS-CBN News and ANC 24/7 of ABS-CBN Corp. are back on YouTube after a few hours of being terminated due to a “hacking incident” amid a calamity.
“The ABS-CBN News and ANC 24/7 YouTube channels have been restored Tuesday afternoon after issues on access were reported earlier in the day,” ABS-CBN News said in a Twitter post.
An error message appeared on the videos of both YouTube channels on Tuesday morning, which read: “Video unavailable. This video is no longer available because YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.”
In a statement, ABS-CBN said: “The two news channels were temporarily suspended beginning 6:30 a.m. this morning after a hacking incident.”
“The investigation on the incident continues as we also implement measures to prevent this from happening again,” it added.
The embattled media company said further that it remains committed to provide news and information to Filipinos, “particularly over these trying times as we recover from the effects of Super Typhoon Rolly and prepare for another incoming weather disturbance.” — Arjay L. Balinbin