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Entertainment • Dec 17, 2018

PewDiePie fans hack Wall Street Journal in the midst of battle with T-Series

PewDiePie fans hack Wall Street Journal in the midst of battle with T-Series

In yet another surprising development during the YouTube race between Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and T-Series, hackers have struck again to pledge their support for the Swedish YouTuber.

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PewDiePie is no stranger to receiving some help from outside sources in the battle between him and T-Series, but the help he’s gotten from hackers continues to be the most extensive of all.

After two instances of hackers tapping into printers worldwide and one Grand Theft Auto Online hacking, it seems the hackers have set their sites even higher this time in going after The Wall Street Journal.

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On December 17, hackers tapped into the WSJ website to post a fake apology letter in support of PewDiePie in the race to 80 million subscribers on YouTube.

“WallStreet Journal Public Apology to PewDiePie.” is the title of the post that is filled with plenty of spelling errors all throughout.

“WallStreet Journal would like to apologize to pewdiepie. Due to misrepresentation by our journalists, those of whom have now been fired, we are sponsoring pewdiepie to reach maximum subscribers and beat Tseries to 80million.”

While the page was quickly taken down, the online archives of the page are stillreadily available.

In addition to the above message, the page contains of a number of memes that have become popular in the PewDiePie community over the last few weeks.

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The person responsible for the post claims to have obtained the login credentials for the Journal’s content management system, saying “their password was their username.”

For his part, PewDiePie seemed to love the whole situation, first Tweeting about the hack and then saying that "WSJ is still on angery [sic] list."

Given the lengths at which PewDiePie fans have gone to support the YouTuber, there’s no telling where things might lead to next.

At the time of writing, PewDiePie is holding a 1.4 million subscriber lead over T-Series with over 77 million subscribers and is on track to be the first YouTuber to hit 80 million in the near future.

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