Popular YouTubers Rhett & Link targeted by Instagram hackers - Dexerto

Popular YouTubers Rhett & Link targeted by Instagram hackers

Published: 28/Jan/2019 1:32 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 19:47

by Virginia Glaze


Comedy duo Rhett & Link, known for their popular YouTube show ‘Good Mythical Morning,’ have become the target of hackers, who have taken over their Instagram account with a slew of questionable posts.

The hackers in question have uploaded a series of posts to the YouTubers’ Instagram account, which claim that the duo is giving away a slew of free iPhones – among other exclusive Apple products.


“Heyyy guys!” the posts read. “I’m giving away 450 free iPhone X’s and Apple Watches on my Instagram stories RIGHT NOW! Claim one before they are all gone! Love you guys so much.”

The scammers promised users an exclusive iPhone X giveaway – prompting an outpouring concern from fans.

Although each post garnered thousands of likes, no comments can be found on any of the offending photos – prompting an outpouring of concern from fans.


“What’s going on with their account?” one fan asked.

“Damn, you guys really got hacked,” wrote another.

Fans commented on the apparent scam on the duo’s photos. Thus far, the YouTubers have yet to respond.

Rhett James McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln ‘Link’ Neal III boast a massive online following, with over 2.3 million Instagram followers and over 14 million subscribers on YouTube.


The two are best known for their popular comedy series, ‘Good Mythical Morning,’ which covers a variety of topics and has seen a slew of notable guests, including the likes of YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, among others.

The scam promised an iPhone X giveaway, along with other Apple products.

The duo have since responded to the hackers on their Twitter account, poking fun at the debacle with a hilarious gif of Link looking at a headless toy soldier. Their shared Instagram account is now back in proper working order, with no posts left to scam unwitting fans.


Mr Beast reveals $300k Creator Games 2 ft. Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 19:53

by Alan Bernal


Mr Beast has announced The Creator Games 2 that will put internet personalities like Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, MKBHD, and more, to the ultimate test of wits where the winner will get $300,000 to giveaway to their fans.

Of course, the biggest prize for the YouTubers will be the title of “Smartest Creator in the World.” Though it doesn’t look like the winner of yesteryear’s Rock, Paper, Scissors mashup event, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, will be returning to defend his title.


This means that there’s going to be a new champion of The Creator Games to crown. Though the contestants shouldn’t expect the same format as last year.

Instead, Mr Beast is going to change the competition with a “Wheel of Games” that will pick every matchups game.


When is The Creators Games 2?

The $300k event will pit some of the biggest personalities for the second round of the Games.

Mr Beast is going to go live for The Creators Games 2 on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST on his YouTube channel.

Who is in The Creator Games 2?

Mr Beast invited 24 creators split into two different brackets, and the gamemaster already revealed the first round of matchups to look out for.


In Round 1 matchups:

  • Addison Rae v Ninja
  • KSI v Rosanna Pansino
  • Mark Rober v Gibi
  • Safiya Nygaard v Kwebbelkop
  • Charli & Dixie D’Amelio v Preston Arsement
  • Yes Theory v Bretman Rock
  • Typical Gamer v Lexi Rivera
  • Dream v Matpat & Steph
  • Alex Warren v Lazarbeam
  • Matt Stone v Marques Brownlee
  • Laurenzside v ZHC
  • Swoozie v Jaiden Animations

Needless to say, the tourney is stacked with some of the most popular faces on the internet today. Though there are fans who are already casting their predictions, it might be too early to call because of the unpredictability of the event.

There’s going to be a ton of twists and turns for competitors and fans alike to watch out for. The Wheel of Games will have challenges that range from “trivia to geography, spelling bees, and beyond.” Not only that, the fans will be able to vote an eliminated contestant in the late rounds of The Creator Games.

In 2019, the Games was one of the most-viewed YouTube Originals live events bringing in over 662,000 peak concurrent viewers and over 35 million views.