DrDisrespect’s Twitch and Twitter accounts were hacked

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Mullet and mustache

Mullet and mustache streamer DrDisrespect has been the victim of a hack on both his Twitch channel and Twitter account, spawning some racy tweets before control was regained.

It is not known what happened at this point: the Twitch channel disappeared completely for a while, but is currently offline (viewers express their displeasure in a very Twitch-like manner) while the hacked tweets have been removed and the account cleaned.

The hack also reportedly affected his personal drdisrespect twitter account, which for now still has some tweets that may or may not be from the perpetrator; they are relatively innocuous (at least compared to the previous ones) but they also have a certain graffiti. style for them. The fact that Beahm hasn’t Tweeted from that account since late 2017 is probably telling as well.

Unprecedented Levels

Some of the tweets are a bit funny from the outside, but the gimmicks reflect the darker side of the internet’s celebrity status, which comes with unprecedented levels of perceived accessibility for fans and many line crossings. Usually that results in things like spam or personal attacks on social media, but it can also lead to privacy breaches like this and more serious threats – DrDisrespect’s house was shot with a BB gun on last year, and others have been subjected to very serious attacks. dangerous blows.

It’s also a reminder that two-factor authentication, while sometimes a hassle, is essential. No system is perfect (and I’m assuming DrDisrespect has 2FA enabled across the board, so it’s unclear for now how all three accounts were compromised simultaneously) but even if you’re not a high-profile streamer, your chances of avoiding nonsense like this is much better with him than without him.