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Shroud hacked on Twitter: Twitch streamer latest to be targeted by hackers

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular Twitch streamer and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds extraordinaire Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek had his Twitter account compromised on August 10, adding to the growing list of influencers who have been hacked on social media in recent days.

Shroud is a one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, and is best known for his PUBG skills currently, although made his name original as a CS:GO pro with Cloud9. His Twitter account was hacked around 9:45AM PST on August 10, and the perpetrator engaged in typical hacker behavior, asking people to follow certain accounts and tweeting out racial slurs and general insults.

The hacker also targeted fellow influencers such as Dr Disrespect and FaZe Ewok, sending them a slew of hateful tweets from shroud's account.

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Twitter
The hacker took over shroud's Twitter account.

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Accounts were also promoted, with the hacker asking countless times for followers with the promise of leaking presumably non-existent nude photographs once a certain number was reached.

The account ceased tweeting at 10:08AM and previous tweets were deleted, possibly indicating that shroud had gotten the situation under control but he has yet to speak out as of the publication of this article.

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Twitter
The hacker begged shroud's followers to follow certain accounts in exchange for nude photographs.

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Bugha, Ninja, and Team Liquid's Poach were also hacked recently

shroud isn't the only victim of social media hacking - multiple influencers and pro esports players also had their accounts compromised in recent days.

Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins had his Instagram account taken over on July 25, with the hacker posting on his story to promote a fake Samsung phone giveaway. "1000s of iPhone Xs', V-Bucks and More!" it read.

The Fortnite star luckily regained access to his account pretty quickly before any harm was done.

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The fake giveaway posted to Ninja's Instagram story.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf had both his Instagram and Twitch accounts compromised on July 28, just minutes after his first-ever solos win at the event.

Strange tweets appeared on his Twitter account shortly after his victory, and like shroud's situation, were promoting a certain account asking for followers.

"Follow @perocet @_eclan" one of the tweets said. "Follow @perocet @_eclan we in the vip lounge dropping dom p bottles live stream in 10 following 100 back in an hour" read another.

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Bugha had his Twitter account hacked after his Fortnite World Cup Win.

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The Fortnite pro also had his Twitch account hacked at the same time as his Twitter, with the perpetrator streaming live with a single image that read: "Follow @percocet / @bug on twitter for a follow off bugha"

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Bugha had his Twitch hacked too.

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Team Liquid's Jake 'Poach' Brumleve also fell victim to Twitter hackers on August 9 - an incident that saw his verification tick being taken away because his handle was changed.

Numerous insults to other influencers were tweeted out from his account, such as telling Imane 'Pokimane' Anys to "spread her ass", saying Turner 'Tfue' Tenney should've won the World Cup over Bugha, and that Ninja's mom was "gangbanged." 

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Poach also had his Twitter compromised.

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UPDATE 3:30PM PST August 10:

Shroud addressed his Twitter hack with a tweet on August 10. "WERE BACK BABY. I'm sorry about that.. :( enjoy this pls. Thx <3" he said, alongside a photograph of two kittens.