Hacker forces 50,000 connected printers to print flyers boosting PewDiePie


In December 2018, a hacker made more than 50,000 internet-connected printers worldwide print out flyers asking everyone to subscribe to the YouTube channel belonging to PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie, who has had the most subscribers on YouTube since 2013, was in danger of losing his top ranking to the channel belonging to Bollywood record label T-Series. His fan TheHackerGiraffe used the IoT search engine Shodan to find open printers using the open source Printer Exploitation Toolkit. 


Writer: Mohit Kumar
Publication: Hacker News

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