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James Charles shocked by post from Jason Derulo’s hacked Twitter account

Published: 13/Jan/2021 0:57

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and beauty guru James Charles was left speechless after hackers, who had taken over singer-songwriter Jason Derulo’s Twitter account, called him out in an unexpected and hateful tweet.

On January 12, one of the biggest stars using Twitter was hacked in yet another apparent conquest from the masterminds behind 2019’s mass celebrity hacking on the platform.

Jason Derulo, famed American singer-songwriter and dancer, was compromised by the group, who have infamously dubbed themselves the “Chuckling Squad.”

The squad published a slew of offensive tweets from Derulo’s account — but one of the most shocking posts called out makeup mogul James Charles, whose own account was also compromised in 2019.

 

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The post in question was incredibly offensive and called Charles a slur, although, thankfully, the tweet has since been taken down.

Understandably, Charles appeared to be at a loss for words over the post, simply quote-retweeting it with the caption: “Omg.”

Jason Derulo hacked deleted Tweet

We’re right there with you, James — and while it’s clear the tweet didn’t come from Derulo himself, it must have been jarring to see such profanity from his account.

Charles wasn’t the only celeb the Chuckling Squad took aim at while piloting Derulo’s profile; they also insulted popular rapper Megan Thee Stallion and posted a slew of other offensive messages for around an hour before being kicked out of the account.

However, the squad made sure to link the cyber attack back to themselves, writing in a post from Derulo’s account: “All celebs that were hacked were chuckling squad, labelled or not, it was us. No one else can do it, just how we smoked Addison Rae, Dixie, anyone you can think off [sic] our victims.”

Chuckling Squad takes credit for Jason Derulo hack

Rae’s social media accounts were targeted in August of last year, as well as those of her mother. According to the Chuckling Squad’s latest messages, it seems that no one is out of their reach — and while we can give some pretty good guesses, there’s no telling who they’ll target next.

While unrelated to the Chuckling Squad, the site-wide bitcoin scam from 2020 (which similarly targeted a slew of high-profile users) was traced back to a 21-year old English hacker and three other young people, who had reportedly convinced Twitter employees to give out their administrative accreditations.

While it’s unlikely this group is behind the latest attacks, the Chuckling Squad — worryingly — lives on.

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Twitch star Sykkuno officially reveals he’s moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:50

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch superstar ‘Sykkuno’ has seen an explosive rise to internet stardom in the past few months, and after dropping a few hints that he’s making major life changes, has officially revealed he’s moving house.

Sykkuno’s is a unique and surprising case in online fame; while he’s been making content since 2011, the influencer saw a huge rise in YouTube subscribers during the last few months of 2020, skyrocketing him from 400k subscribers to over 2 million.

This impressive growth has been applauded by fans and fellow streamers alike — and it makes sense, as the creator managed to score a jaw-dropping 1.6 subscribers in just four months’ time.

It seems that his newfound success is also kicking off a major life change for the streamer, as hinted at during a broadcast in early January.

Data from videoamigo shows Sykkuno's rise to fame
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Data from VideoAmigo shows that Sykkuno’s subscriber count on YouTube started rapidly growing from August.

The star teased that he would be moving out of California, where he previously lived with major streaming group OfflineTV before exiting the collective to pursue his own personal projects in November 2020 — right when his subscriber count began to climb.

“I will say this, though, guys — I’m actually moving soon,” he said during a January 8 broadcast. “I don’t know if I should say where. But you guys will know, and it’ll happen within a month, probably. I will say this, guys… there’s a decent chance I won’t be in California anymore.”

It seems that Sykkuno’s hint was a bit more on-the-nose than fans expected, although he isn’t moving too far away; on January 15, the streamer revealed that he is moving to Las Vegas, home to several other major content creators.

However, it looks like Sykkuno’s streams will be on the back burner until he’s all settled in — but it doesn’t seem that his fanbase is too worried about that particular drawback.

“Moving to Las Vegas!” he tweeted. “I’ll be back on streams soon!”

Sykkuno’s post has been met with hilarious reactions from a slew of other top streamers, with the likes of Mizkif replying with a video of himself merely saying, “Bye.”

This move to Vegas marks another in a major series of life changes for one of the net’s biggest stars as he continues on his high rise to fame.