Twitch is investigating a user associated with a recent hacking of Riverdale actors Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse’s Twitter accounts, and questions are swirling after a concerning clip was posted to the user’s account.
The clip, captured below, belongs to Savaged6, the Twitch channel linked to from Reinhart’s Twitter account during the attack. It’s only 10 seconds long, but a player is heard saying, “Yo, we got that bitch’s Instagram account.”
It’s unclear if Savaged6 is behind the hack, but his channel was linked to in the middle of the attack. A Twitter account linked to the attack has only tweeted once — and that was to say “LOL” less than a week ago. Polygon has reached out to Twitter for comment.
As of publishing, Savaged6’s accounts are all active, including his own Instagram account, but the statement made in that clip seems to be in violation of Twitch’s community guidelines, which state that “acts and threats of violence will be taken seriously and are considered zero-tolerance violations and all accounts associated with such activities will be indefinitely suspended.” This includes “attempts or threats to hack, DDOS, or SWAT others.” The guidelines also state:
We prohibit using Twitch to facilitate hateful conduct or harassment, whether the targets are on or off Twitch. Individuals, communities or organizations that do so are not allowed to use our services. We may take action against users for hateful conduct or harassment that occurs off Twitch services that is directed at Twitch users.
Statements like “we got that bitch’s Instagram account” have traditionally fallen into that category. It’s unclear, however, if anyone reported Savaged6’s account.
Reinhart’s Instagram account wasn’t implicated in the attack, but there is a possibility that hackers gained access to it. Reinhart’s Snapchat account was taken over by the group that was allegedly behind the attack, which reportedly hacked Reinhart’s co-star and boyfriend, Cole Sprouse, just two days prior. At the time of Sprouse’s hacking, people alerted Twitch’s support team on Twitter after the same Twitch channel was initially linked.
One of the alleged hackers tweeted at the time, “Got a picture of @colesprouse’s dong from iCloud, and let me tell you guys, it’s pretty small.” When Reinhart tweeted about the incident, the same alleged hacker responded with a threatening followup.
Reinhart’s sister did post an update on her personal Instagram account confirming that multiple accounts run by Lili were compromised in the attack. Polygon has reached out to Instagram for comment.