T-Series vs PewDiePie: T-series website is down, is it hacked?

NOTE: For all latest, breaking news related to PewDiePie, other YouTubers, and Youtube in general, head here.

Update (December 12)

Latest info on the T Series website hack here.

Update (December 12):

While the anti-Semitic shout out controversy fire isn’t doused yet, something else from PewDiePie’s video is now making headlines: the comment Felix made on SonicFox’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Game Awards for winning the Best Esports Player. Details here.

Update (December 12):

PewDiePie landed in hot water after he endorsed a YouTube channel that contains videos featuring anti-Semitic content. The Verge was the first publication to highlight this news. Now PewDiePie has responded to the controversy by attacking The Verge. Details here.

Update (December 11):

Marques Brownlee – tech video producer, popularly known as MKBHD – has jumped into the T-Series vs PewDiePie YouTube subscriber battle, supporting the Swedish YouTuber. He has also talked in detail about what’s wrong with YouTube Rewind videos. It’s a must read – head here.

Update (December 11):

The site is apparently down again. Back up.

Update (December 11):

PewDiePie has overtaken YouTube Sports in terms of subscribers to become the third biggest channel. However, the Swedish YouTuber has got embroiled in another major controversy. For details, head here.

Update (December 10):

The site is up now.

Update (December 10):

Oh no. Rewind 2018 – which doesn’t feature YouTube’s most subscribed channel PewDiePie – is on way to become most disliked YouTube video ever. Details here.

Update (December 10):

In his latest video, PewDiePie has slammed fellow YouTuber Lilly Singh for her take on Forbes’ ‘Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2018’ list. He also reacted sharply to Logan Paul‘s support to ‘subscribe to PewDiePie’ campaign.

The YouTuber also mentioned Pornhub for their support, and made fun of Rewind 2018 on way to becoming most disliked video on YouTube. All this and many other things in our latest PewDiePie coverage here.

Update (December 09):

Silent moves? T-Series ads appearing on PewDiePie videos. Complete story here.

Update (December 09):

After Pornhub announced their support to the Swedish YouTuber in the ongoing PewDiePie vs T-Series Youtube subscriber war, a PewDiePie fan created a visual representation of Pornhub coming to PewDiePie rescue. The clip they used is from the popular Saving Private Ryan movie. It’s a must watch – check it out here.

Original story follows:

Another day, another new development in PewDiePie vs T-Series YouTube subscriber battle. The official website of the Indian music label (both desktop and mobile versions) is currently down.

Who did this? Well, we aren’t sure, but a Twitter user j3ws3r posted about it a couple of days back, saying there’s a vulnerability in the website, and after their efforts to get in touch with T-Series failed, this happened.

https://twitter.com/j3ws3r/status/1071084404448071680

Chatter on the Twitter thread in question suggests it’s a slow HTTP DoS attack, which unlike DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks doesn’t require much resources – these type of attacks can be launched just from a single machine as well.

https://twitter.com/j3ws3r/status/1071090961802031106

Going by the language in tweet and other tweets by j3ws3r, it doesn’t appear they are directly/indirectly involved in taking down the website. But it’s possible that they may have information on the attackers identity.

https://twitter.com/j3ws3r/status/1071093510957355008

In fact, rumors suggest the hacker who hacked printers worldwide a couple of weeks back could be behind the attack

https://twitter.com/Sirworm/status/1071127451558965249

This PewDiePie vs T-Series YouTube subscriber war has taken many interesting twist and turns. We’re keeping a close eye on this as well as other developments in this battle, and will update the story as and when new information surfaces.

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