Hacker hijacks 50,000 printers worldwide to print a strange message asking people to subscribe to YouTuber PewDiePie. The hacker, who goes by the Twitter handle, TheHackerGiraffe, has claimed responsibility for the attack in a Reddit AMA that reads, ‘I hacked 50,000 printers worldwide out of potential 800,000 for PewDiePie and security awareness.’
Here is how the entire #pewdiepie printer hack went down:
1. I was bored after playing Destiny 2 for a continous 4 hours, and decided I wanted to hack something. So I thought of any vulnerable protocols I could find on shodan
— TheHackerGiraffe (@HackerGiraffe) 1 December 2018
The hacker reveals that he used Shodan, a repository for internet connected devices where he found 80,000 connected printers and decided to attack 50,000 of them to raise awareness about printer security, The Verge reported. Of the attacked printers, about 15000 printers were in India.
— Georgia Barton (@georgia_bizzle) 29 November 2018
PewDiePie has been posting videos with diss tracks and challenges against T-Series stating that his reign on YouTube will continue. The fight which is still ongoing saw crazy campaigns from Pewdiepie’s fan base on posters, billboards, and even the radio.