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Hacker attempts to hijack Summit1g’s Twitch stream during broadcast

by Eli Becht
L: Summit1g R: Pixabay

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Twitch star Jaryd 'Summit1g' Lazar was hacked live during his stream, but he handled the whole situation about as best as you can do.

Summit may be one of the biggest Twitch streamers on the platform, but that doesn't mean he isn't prone to hackers taking over his account.

This might be one of the strangest hacking incidents we've seen as this one occurred while he was streaming to thousands of viewers. While the hacker didn't ever get control over his broadcast, he was able to post some weird stuff on his account.

Summit1g - Twitch
Summit1g - Twitch
Summit was hacked live on stream.

Viewers first noticed a simple title change, and it was clear from there that something was up.

"Look at my newest uploaded video, irys38 sends his regards," read the new title, which signaled a problem to viewers and summit himself.

While eating from a box of Cheez-It's and hiding behind a table in Sea of Thieves, he was alerted by his chat and somebody off stream of his title change and hacking.

He muted his mic and began to deal with the problem without going offline. While all that was happening, he did end up perishing in Sea of Thieves, but obviously, getting control back of his stream was much more important than potentially getting his hands on a rare Athena's chest.

The hacker did attempt to host another channel while Summit was live, but that was shortlived as Summit canceled it just as soon as it happened. The random streamer, Payo, did get notified of the host, so he was likely pretty happy when he saw it.

He eventually had to go offline, but he came back not long after and went back to business as usual. Summit believed he showed information he wouldn't usually have shown before thanks to his getting into VR, but handled it.

He didn't give the hacker much attention at all and quickly moved past it. He didn't let ruin his day, which is always good to see considering how persistent trolls can be.