ICE_POSEIDON named by TV news station after Tampa mayor’s Twitter gets hacked - Dexerto

ICE_POSEIDON named by TV news station after Tampa mayor’s Twitter gets hacked

Published: 24/Feb/2019 22:20 Updated: 24/Feb/2019 22:39

by Virginia Glaze


Popular IRL streamer ICE_POSEIDON has been linked to the hacking of a Florida mayor’s Twitter account, as told by a local news outlet for the city of Tampa.

A television segment covering the story from ‘Tampa 10 News’ claimed that POSEIDON had been tagged in a few of the hacker’s offending tweets, which have since been deleted from the mayor’s account.

The segment went on to claim that POSEIDON “spews racist and extreme views online,” hinting that the streamer could be the hacker behind the malicious attack.

However, POSEIDON wasn’t the only popular internet personality mentioned in the hacker’s tweets; YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was also named by TIME in their coverage of the incident.

TIME reported that the hacker had encouraged viewers to subscribe to PewDiePie in one post, likely due to his ongoing battle against Bollywood label T-Series.

PewDiePie, Twitter / TubefilterThe hacker also mentioned YouTube king PewDiePie, and urged viewers to subscribe to his channel in light of his battle against T-Series.

The tweets in question were reported to have contained “racist and pornographic content,” with some even threatening a ballistic missile launch in the area.

“I have hidden a bomb in a package somewhere,” one tweet read. “Looking forward to seeing some minorities die.”

Tampa 10 NewsThe hacker made several bomb threats, as well as posted a slew of pornographic and racist content.

The hack was targeted at Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn on February 21, and occurred just ahead of the city’s mayoral election. Buckhorn claimed that he intends to “hunt down” the perpetrator in response to the attack.

While ICE_POSEIDON has yet to speak out on the matter via his social media accounts, users across Reddit are not pleased with the station’s coverage of the issue – with some arguing that he can sue for “defamation of character.”


Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam


Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.