Hackers Hacked Printers Worldwide to Ask People to Subscribe to Pewdiepie

12/01/2018
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One of the most trending topic anybody can find on Youtube is, The fight for most subscibed channel between Pewdiepie or T-series. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (Pewdiepie) is a Swedish YouTuber and T-series is one of the biggest music company in India. The subscribers war between two is going over from months and was predicted, that Pewdiepie will lose his throne in about one or two month but it's now seems to become a never happening situation as pewdiepie fans are putting up a fight.

PewDiePie fans have done everything from placing posters to playing Kjellberg’s diss track against T-Series at the club and he ask fans to convince people to subscribe him. As a result, not only fans but youtubers like Mr. beast put up a video saying pewdipie 1000 times. One YouTuber launched a citywide advertising campaign where they bought every single billboard, radio spot, and local TV spot available in support of PewDiePie’s channel which helped him very much to be ahead of t-series for longer than anyone expected.

But this time, his fans did something another level. Some hackers hacked internet-connected printers and printout a sheet that say that PewDiePie needs their help. “PewDiePie, the currently most subscribed to channel on YouTube, is at stake of losing his position as the number one position by an Indian company called T-Series that simply uploads videos of Bollywood trailers and campaigns,” At the end, there’s an ASCII figure of a “brofist,” a gesture that pewdiepie is known for. the reports suggest that, most of users who recieved this are from Canada and UK.

The hacker who took responsibility of printouts said to The verge "they took advantage of an open network port available on hundreds of thousands of printers worldwide. This is a known vulnerability that allows printers to receive data. To do it, the hacker claims that they used a tool called PRET that, according to its GitHub page, allows attackers to “capture or manipulate print jobs, accessing the printer’s file system and memory or even causing physical damage to the device.” "they claim that they found 800,000 available printers, and decided to attack 50,000 of them."

“People underestimate how easy a malicious hacker could have used a vulnerability like this to cause major havoc,”. “Hackers could have stolen files, installed malware, caused physical damage to the printers and even use the printer as a foothold into the inner network." TheHackerGiraffe told The verge

“The most horrifying part is: I never considered hacking printers before, the whole learning, downloading and scripting process took no more than 30 minutes.”

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