One of the most prominent families on TikTok is said to have fallen victim to hackers and lost access to their accounts, which collectively have tens of millions of followers.
On December 13, hackers appeared to be taking control of Dixie D’Amelio’s TikTok account. With 46.4 million followers at the time of writing, the older D’Amelio sister is one of the most followed people on the app.
Before her account was completely deleted on December 14, there were some of her followers captured photos and screen recordings of videos that the alleged hackers have posted to her account. Before TikTok took action and disabled the account, the alleged hacker also went live and has connected his own Instagram account, @koiiddd.
In a message, the alleged hackers named the Chuckling Squad, a notorious hacker group that infiltrated the profiles of celebrities like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, YouTuber Shane Dawson and makeup guru James Charles. Another post mentioned the Instagram account @lucifer, which Insider claimed the Chucking Squad was behind the hack.
“Just know that ‘grinning squad’ is back,” the user behind @lucifer told Insider, threatening more hacks to be on the way. “[This] will be a daily repetition [sic]. “
Dixie wasn’t the only member of her family to be seemingly hacked, either. Not long after her profile was shut down, her dad Marc’s TikTok account also started posting strange videos referring to the @lucifer Instagram account. Both Dixie and Marc have since regained access to their accounts.
However, the D’Amelio family is not out of the woods yet. During an Instagram Live on December 14, Dixie’s sister Charli – who has 103 million followers on TikTok, most of everyone on the app – revealed that she’s currently no longer able to access her account, just as a security measure.
“With all the hacking going on lately, I currently cannot access my TikTok account just because TikTok has blocked everyone from accessing my account,” she explained. “Nothing would happen to my family’s TikTok accounts that way.”
So far, Charli’s account has not been hacked, but given what happened to her family, it’s possible the Chuckling Squad will come and get her next.
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