PewDiePie Vs T-Series: Hackers Take Over Google’s Chromecast
Thought PewDiePie vs T- Series couldn’t get more facepalm-worthy? Well, you were just proven wrong by PewDiePie AKA Felix Kjellberg’s supporters.
Their latest trick in the game? Hacking Google’s Chromecast TV and posting this message to its users:
Hackers and PewDiePie fans going by the alias HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r took over smart TVs forcing them to flash massages in support of PewDiePie. They took advantage of router settings that make smart devices like Google’s Chromecast and Home devices, publicly visible on the Internet. 3000 TVs seemed to have been effected by this, according to this Verge report.
This isn’t the first time PewDiePie’s fans have resorted to hacking to push their idol’s YouTube channel. The Wall Street Journal’s web page was their recent victim.
Was this in response to the PewDiePie diss track ‘Bye Pewdiepie’ that Indian YouTuber CarryMinati dropped on 1 January? Your guess is as good as ours, but do take a look at it.
For those who came late to the party, YouTube’s reigning subscription king, Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie almost lost his crown to Indian record label T-Series last year.
This earned the Gulshan Kumar-founded company PewDiePie and his followers’ ire. The result was the start of a long drawn subs (subscription) battle, initiated by PewDiePie and then fuelled by his fans.
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In fact, PewDiePie had dropped multiple diss tracks targeting T-series, called ‘Bitch Lasagna’.
While he initially enjoyed the support of even Indian independent YouTubers, the tables somewhat turned when PewDiePie’s fans started using racist slurs to counter T-Series’s growth.
While he did donate a lumpsum amount to Indian child rights NGO CRY to pacify the negative PR against him, PewDiePie’s own support of racist and white supremacist YouTube channels didn't help the matter either.
Nonetheless, ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ has become an ongoing Internet meme, courtesy his loyal fans.
Well, their crazy efforts seemed to have worked for T-Series, which was close on PewDiePie’s heels just a month ago, is now almost a million subscribers behind PewDiePie. Stay tuned for more updates on PewDiePie Vs T-Series.