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Actress Debby Ryan’s Instagram compromised by YouTube hackers

Published: 13/Sep/2019 23:57 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:34

by Virginia Glaze

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On August 23-24, the Twitter accounts of several major YouTubers were hit by a group of hackers, all using the hashtag #ChucklingSquad – and now, they’re hitting Instagram, targeting former Disney star Debby Ryan.

Ryan’s Instagram account was compromised on the afternoon of September 13, just a few weeks after the accounts of several top YouTubers were hacked.

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In keeping with their signature style, the hackers changed Ryan’s profile name to “Chuckling Squad,” linking to a private Discord channel in her bio.

That’s not all: although now deleted, screen recordings of the incident show that the hackers posted multiple photos to her account, with some showing screenshots of Twitter accounts all linking to a website labeled “terrorist dot com.”

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A photo from a deleted Instagram story also shows a Snapchat Bitmoji of an unknown person, which appeared to threaten to leak nude photos of the actress.

Ryan herself spoke out on the issue in a Tweet the very same day, assuring concerned fans that she was well aware of the malicious hack.

“Yeah, no, I know,” she simply Tweeted of the matter.

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Ryan isn’t the only high-profile personality to have been targeted by the group, by far: YouTube stars James Charles, Shane Dawson, and even the Twitter account of deceased YouTuber Desmond “Etika” Amofah were targeted last month, with the hackers posting offensive messages to their profiles and similarly threatening to release nude photos of the hacked celebs.

YouTube star James Charles’ Twitter account was hacked in late August, along with several other top internet stars.
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Even Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was hacked by the same group, always using the hashtag “#chucklingsquad” and linking to a Discord channel.

Twitter later confirmed that the hack was due to a “security oversight” from Dorsey’s mobile provider, which “allowed an unauthorized person to compose and send tweets via text message from the phone number.”

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However, it looks like the hackers have since moved on to other platforms, and are now targeting major celebrities in wake of their massive Twitter attacks in late August.

With none of the hackers having yet been identified, it looks like their reign of terror isn’t over – and there’s no telling who they’ll target next.

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xQc calls out Forsen after setting his record Minecraft speedrun time

Published: 14/Oct/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel lost it after achieving an incredible Minecraft speedrun time. The former Overwatch pro hilariously called out fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors, and challenged him to beat his record.

For many, xQc has become the face of Twitch over the last two years. The former Overwatch pro is one of the most followed channels on the platform, and consistently pulls in 30-40k viewers each time he goes live.

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During his October 13 broadcast, the Canadian exploded in excitement after setting a new personal record when beating Minecraft. Celebrating, the 24-year-old called out Forsen and dared him to pass his speedrun time.

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The Twitch streamer celebrated beating Minecraft in a record time.

xQc challenges Forsen to beat his Minecraft speedrun time

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular games on Twitch. In 2020, streamers like xQc have been trying to beat the game in record time in front of viewers.

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After months of previous attempts – some that ended in disaster – the stars finally aligned for Lengyel on October 13 when he managed to complete the title incredibly fast.

Using the Nether bed trick to slay the Ender Dragon quickly, the former Overwatch pro was able to take down the final boss and achieve a speedrun record of just 33 minutes. “Holy s**t!” he screamed as beast died.

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Elated, the star exploded in celebration over his new time. “33! Beat that s**t!” He then hilariously called out Forsen who has also been speedrunning Minecraft. “Beat it, Forsen! Beat it! 33:49! Nearly sub-30!” he said, slamming his fists on the desk.

xQc challenged the fellow Twitch personality to attempt to beat his record. “Beat that, baby! Forget it. Forget variety, Forsen. It will take months to beat that s**t!  Forget the variety streams, dude.”

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According to Lengyel, everything seemed to just click and fall into place during his latest Minecraft run. He was even able to achieve a “perfect” kill of the Ender Dragon using his strategy, which he had been practicing in the past month.

On October 14, Forsen responded to the challenge simply stating, “Alright. Alright. Let’s do it!” Only time will tell if the Swede will be able to match or beat xQc’s incredible 33-minute time, but the rivalry has been entertaining to say the least.

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