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Pewdiepie admirers yet again Hack Printers


A few supporters of PewDiePie yet another time hacked printers recently and ardently asked people to register with the YouTuber; however, they as well cautioned people of their printers likely to get damaged. Hackers, in November, issued commands to some 50,000 printers while initiated the machines towards printing out papers showing directions to recipients of the message about registering with the YouTube channel of PewDiePie. It is reported the hackers acknowledged printing out the missive on a minimum of 100,000 printers within many nations.


As per a BBC report, people residing in Spain, Argentina, USA, Chile and Australia, following the hack, posted on the Web images of the above described remotely controlled print-outs showing the missive that PewDiePie is facing a dilemma therefore requires the reader's help for outweighing T-Series. Keeping their identity anonymous the hackers over an interaction with BBC said they had been making efforts for indicating that hacking was not any toy or game rather there could be dangerous real-life consequences flowing from it. Thus, such attacks were liable for causing destruction to printers therefore owners of the machines must make them secure. Through continuous exploitation of vulnerabilities within printers' firmware for forcibly writing data onto their chips it would lead to frying of the chip while the printer would stop functioning, the hackers explained. Comicbook.com posted this, December 16, 2018.


Since 2013, YouTube has had PewDiePie as its creator that's subscribed to the most. At present he has some 77m followers. During past few months, T-Series the Indian movie studio as well as music label had almost overtaken his leading position that resulted in fans of PewDiePie put up stunts for encouraging more people to subscribe.


According to Bob Reny from ForeScout a security company, the danger of resulting in monetary loss within the latest hacking incident gets increasingly real. And the entire thing is because individuals/organizations deployed one connected machine devoid of really assessing the affects it made to their already set infrastructure's network security. There were contact details the hackers gave on their print-outs so if necessary people could contact for more help towards rectifying the exploited vulnerability.

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