Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is the latest streamer and online influencer to have his Twitter account compromised by hackers who left some rather offensive messages targeted towards Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem.
At approximately 9:45AM PST, hackers began posting tweets from the Fortnite star’s social media account, asking his audience to follow a specific account before going on to target others with some crude messages.
“Following 5 Who follows @OwenBreh Like and RT when done,” the first tweet read, before going on to ask Tfue to “fight” him, and shouting out someone who’s presumably the hacker’s friend.
After the seemingly innocent tweets, the hacker then went on to insult KEEMSTAR’s appearance, and to complain that the Twitter account they had promoted previously had been suspended as a result of their actions.
“Twitter really just suspended @OwenBreh #FreeOwen,” they said, before following up the Tfue fight request by tweeting out the hashtag “#TfueVsNinja” alongside a laughing emoji and the statement “I’d really clap his a*s.”
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Shortly after this, all of the offending messages were then deleted, presumably because Ninja had regained access to his account and put a stop to the madness.
At the time of writing, Ninja is yet to speak out about the hack, but his wife Jessica Blevins wasn’t so silent, and revealed that the hacker had actually messaged her privately from her husband’s account asking her to “work this out,” presumably at an attempt to make some quick cash.
“So, obviously Tyler’s twitter got hacked,” she tweeted while his social media was still compromised, letting fans know what was going on.
“Fkn idiots. Hacker DMs me “we can work this out. imessage me” You lasted FIVE minutes little f**k boy. Byeee,” she then followed up in amusement.
Fkn idiots. Hacker DMs me "we can work this out. imessage me" You lasted FIVE minutes little fuck boy. Byeee
— Jessica Blevins (@JessicaBlevins) February 22, 2020
This isn’t the first time that the Fortnite pro has had his social media compromised – in July 2019, trolls infiltrated his Instagram and promoted scam giveaways.
Luckily for Ninja, both situations were resolved swiftly before any significant damage could be done.