PewDiePie vs T Series: T-Series website taken down yet again as company says we're not competing

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What began as an innovative and interesting support campaign has slowly turned into something serious. Yes, I am talking about the support for PewDiePie campaign.

Not long ago, it was mostly about fellow YouTubers’ support, petitions, as well as individual efforts. But things started changing then. First, thousands of printers got hacked worldwide, then the T Series website was taken down, and recently, even the WSJ website was hacked and then defaced.

And now, PewDiePie’s hacker fans are at it again, as the T-Series website has been hacked once more – the site http://tseries.com/ isn’t accessible at all. Who did it this time? Well, someone who goes by Azure (@AzureHacker) on Twitter has claimed they are behind the hack.

If you go through Azure’s Twitter profile, you’ll see the hack happened on December 21.

https://twitter.com/AzureHacker/status/1076213841078280192
https://twitter.com/AzureHacker/status/1076296568003878912
https://twitter.com/AzureHacker/status/1076477128353505280

The site was back up on December 23, a day after which it was again taken down.

https://twitter.com/AzureHacker/status/1076960301600440320
https://twitter.com/AzureHacker/status/1077317135976800256
https://twitter.com/AzureHacker/status/1077690511283154944
https://twitter.com/AzureHacker/status/1077737259372371968

Earlier, it was @j3ws3r who took down the website of the Indian music label. But even prior to that, someone called Zeph had claimed the responsibility for the hack.

T Series says we’re not competing

In a recent interview with BBC, T-Series MD Bhushan Kumar said they’re not competing with PewDiePie. Here’s what exactly he said:

I am really not bothered about this race. I don’t even know why PewDiePie is taking this so seriously. He’s getting his people to push him, to promote him. We are not competing with him

Subscriber gap has widened

The PewDiePie channel now has close to 78.5 million subscribers, compared to T Series’ 77.5 million subs. But not long ago, there was a time when the sub difference was hovering around 100,000.

It was popular YouTuber Markiplier, who saved the day for PewDiePie at that time, as he started a live broadcast titled ‘I Literally Won’t Shut Up Until You Subscribe To PewDiePie.’

The stream lasted for close to an hour, and resulted in PewDiePie subscriber count jumping by over 100,000.

We recently highlighted a fan made video which captures the essence of Markiplier’s help to PewDiePie. Do check it out.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.