The fear of being hacked is daunting to those that have enormous followings on various forms of social media.
Unfortunately, this concern became a reality for professional Fortnite: Battle Royale player Turner ‘TFUE’ Tenney on August 7 after multiple accounts of his were hacked.
He lost access to his Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch all at the same time, with the hackers using the platform to post vulgar messages to TFUE’s massive audience.
On Tuesday, August 14, one week after the debacle, TFUE released a YouTube video which provided more information on how he lost all his accounts.
TFUE explained that the hackers managed to hack into his phone via the SIM card, which granted them access to all of his accounts on the device.
“Everything was hacked – not just YouTube, not just Twitter, not just Twitch, not just SnapChat – everything. Everything was hacked. So, like, I immediately thought ‘okay, this had to have been something that has to do with my cell phone.’ I look at my phone and the service is completely gone. So I’m like, ‘okay, this is obviously a SIM-card hack, someone hacked my phone.’ And they got into all my emails and social media through two-step [authentication]. I thought two-step was safe, but it’s not – if your phone gets hacked, you’re completely screwed.”
More information on the hack can be found in TFUE’s most recent YouTube video below.