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Hacker makes printers asking the world to subscribe to PewDiePie


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The hacker is trying to make awareness of printer security.

By Colin Stevens

Printers that are connected to the Internet around the world are hacked to learn a message that adjusts people to subsidize the YouTube Channel's PewDiePie.

Reported by The Verge, this attack comes as a work @HackerGiraffe (a Twitter account that has been opened recently) has determined the relative harmless act to make awareness about a great location in print security.

The message sent to an almost 50,000 printers, calling for recipients to record T-Series, an Indian YouTube channel that is close to the most subscribed channel on the platform and stopping at the current channel of # 39; a frontrunner PewDiePie. It also writes recipients on two other channels, "Delete TikTok," and confirm the belated printer.

Talking to The Verge, The Hacker Giraffe said he found 800,000 prominent printers through an online repository and worried about the vulnerability, saying: "People can distinguish how easily a baked hacker can have a vulnerability, like this, to change the size of the hacker. You may need to install the required files, install malware, causing physical damage to your printers and even use the printer or preference on the Internet network. The most amicable part is: I have never considered hacking printers, the whole of learning, downloading and Scripting process has no more than 30 minutes. "

JoTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg is in and out of the news: the past year, its use of a racist slur in a livestream caused a large wheelchair. Two years before, he became the first personal YouTube to reach 10 billion views, and currently has 72.6 million subscribers.

Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him Twitter.

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