Trolls are an unfortunate part of the Internet, and something that we all have to learn to deal with. However, filtering out a few comments is easy – but avoiding offensive streams on Twitch is not. Overnight, hackers managed to compromise PlayStation’s official broadcasting account, essentially leading to the creation of some pretty offensive content, which has since been removed. Unbelievably, some of this ire was directed at the recent Rise of the Tomb Raider announcement.

Both the Xbox and eSports League accounts were also affected, and it seems that unattended terminals at Gamescom 2014 may have been the cause of the disturbance. “Since these are all companies at Gamescom, we believe that it is somebody who has gained access to logged in computers at the venue,” explained a Twitch spokesperson. “As a precautionary measure, we temporarily removed highlights and past broadcasts for those channels since it's in the early hours of the morning in Cologne.”

Let this be a lesson to all of you: don’t leave a computer unattended at a convention – especially when you’re logged in to a major corporate account.

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