PewDiePie Supporters Hack Printers Again

Some of PewDiePie’s supporters have as soon as once more hacked printers to induce individuals to subscribe to the YouTuber, however this time, they’re additionally warning individuals concerning the potential injury their printers face.

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Hackers commandeered round 50,000 printers last month and caused the devices to spit out papers with requests for the message’s recipients to subscriber to PewDiePie’s YouTube channel. They also asked people to unsubscribe from T-Series, the YouTube channel currently competing with PewDiePie for the top spot on the video platform. According to BBC, a second round of attacks has happened with the message changing slightly this time but being printed out on over 100,000 devices.

BBC reported that hackers have once again sent messages to people’s printers that once again asked them to subscribe to PewDiePie and take away subscriptions from T-Series. While the people who took control of the printers did indeed hack them, they told BBC that part of the goal behind the attack on printers was to raise awareness for how serious hacking is.

“I’ve been making an attempt to indicate that ‘hacking’ is not a sport or toy, it could possibly have severe real-life penalties,” the hackers anonymously advised BBC.

They added that assaults like these may trigger bodily injury to printers and that individuals who personal the units ought to safe them. By constantly exploiting flaws in printers’ firmware to power knowledge to be written to their chips, “the chip will fry and the printer will not perform,” the hackers mentioned.

Some individuals have shared proof on-line of the newest hacking occasion by displaying messages that they obtained by way of their printers. One person had labels that urged them to subscriber to PewDiePie, and when a Twitter account that seems to be related to the printing assaults requested them to “present the remaining,” the rest of the message confirmed the underside of the printout the place it known as for individuals to repair their printers.

More proof of the printer hackings like the pictures proven above is anticipated to be seen quickly when individuals return to work seeing how the assaults came about over the weekend, BBC theorized.

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