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Lilypichu responds after stranger accidentally hijacks Twitch channel

Published: 5/Jun/2020 8:32

by Brad Norton

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Popular content creator Lily ‘Lilypichu’ Ki has issued a response after having her Twitch stream completely taken over by a stranger on the internet.

While Lilypichu has amassed over a million followers in her time streaming on Twitch, the popular personality hasn’t quite steered clear of security breaches on the platform.

Leaking private information is one common mistake, but having a complete stranger overrun a Twitch stream is a whole different beast. Here’s how the casual June 4 broadcast played out.

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Lilypichu was just as surprised as her viewers to learn that her Twitch channel was live.

How was Lilypichu’s stream hijacked?

A stream key is a unique code exclusive to each and every streamer on Twitch, Mixer, and other platforms. Sharing this critical information will give others complete access to your broadcast. This is exactly what happened to Lilypichu, the only difference being that her stream key was never made public.

Seemingly out of nowhere, her Twitch stream was taken over by a random individual playing Civilization VI. Somehow, they had gotten a hold of her stream key through pure chance. The bearded fellow now appearing live in front of thousands also seemed completely oblivious to what was happening.

Fellow OfflineTV member Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan, quickly discovered the short-lived takeover. “Someone took her stream key and he doesn’t even realize it, he’s just live on her account,” he explained.

After a few short minutes of civilized entertainment, her account was back in control and the stranger was gone. The internet celebrity later took to Twitter, giving her take on the random-chance event. 

“Hello, I believe everything is fine now,” she said. I don’t know how he got my stream key but I reset everything. Dude was just vibing and watching Airbender. He’s got good taste.”

Not too long after Lilypichu was back streaming Minecraft as though nothing had even happened. “I didn’t feel like playing Civ 6 anymore,” she joked when turning the stream back on.

With her stream key reset, it’s likely this won’t happen again anytime soon. Perhaps the stranger will never even know that he was broadcasting to thousands of viewers on this random occasion.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.