Six million of the world’s six million YouTube subscribers are losing access to the site after an unannounced security breach at the company’s European headquarters, sources have told the site.
The breach at YouTube’s European HQ has left some 6 million subscribers “unable to watch videos and videos of their friends, family and co-workers,” according to the BBC.
YouTube has since said it is working to restore the affected subscribers’ access.
“We’ve been working on fixing the issue for a couple of weeks now, and we’ll be back to normal shortly,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Verge.
“It’s very important to understand that while we have addressed some of the security issues, we’re still working to get the site back online, so we’ll have more details to share once we have them.”
The breach follows a similar one last month, when the company was forced to admit that some of its video-sharing platforms were compromised.
The company patched the breach after it was revealed the breach had taken place while it was “working to secure” its European HQ.
The company said at the time it was working to address the issues and said it had made improvements in its “authentication, password and security policies”.
“Our teams are hard at work to address and we are working with our partners to bring the YouTube experience back online,” the company said in a statement.