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Hacker attempts to hijack Summit1g’s Twitch stream during broadcast

Published: 1/Dec/2019 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2019 20:52

by Eli Becht


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 - TwitchSummit 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.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.