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Deviant hackers broke into the Sesame Street channel on YouTube on Sunday to replace child-friendly movies of fluffy puppets with hardcore porn.

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The filthy flicks were only available for about 20 minutes before YouTube realised the error – that Kermit and Miss Piggy had not finally taken their relationship to its logical conclusion nor had the Cookie Monster changed his brief.

The title of the kids' TV show on YouTube was also changed to "Sesame Street, it's where porn lives", supposedly by user Mredxwx – a gamer who uploads gameplay footage and has denied any involvement in the hack.

"WHO DOESN'T LOVE PORN KIDS? RIGHT! EVERYONE LOVES IT! I'M MREDXWX AND MY PARTNER MRSUICIDER91 ARE HERE TO BRING YOU MANY NICE CONTENT! PLEASE DON'T LET SESAME STEET TO GET THIS ACCOUNT BACK KIDS," the channel's updated profile stated.

Sadly the kids haven't got Sesame Street back as the channel was suspended for "repeated and severe violations of our Community Guidelines" yesterday and is still not available now.

It is unlikely that Mredxwx was foolish enough to upload porn moves via his own account – it was hardly in the style of Anonymous – and he has denied all responsibility.

"I did not hack Sesame Street. I am an honest youtuber. I work hard to make quality gameplay videos AND MOST IMPORTANT I RESPECT THE COMMUNITY GUIDELINES," said Mredxwx on his YouTube page.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said on his blog today that the way the channel was hacked is "presently a mystery – but it's natural to assume that they were sloppy with their password security".

It seems nothing in life is sacred.

Both YouTube and Sesame Street were unavailable to comment at the time of going to press. ®

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