Printer hack 2 is happening as we speak, is it again for PewDiePie?

TeamPW TeamPW Dec 13, 2018 News, PewDiePie

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Update (December 14):

Here’s what this hack is all about:

Original story follows:

If you are a PewDiePie fan, or follow the Swedish YouTuber in general, you’ll likely be aware of a recent printer hack as part of which a PewDiePie fan – known as TheHackerGiraffe on Twitter – hacked hundreds of thousands of printers worldwide in order to urge people to support the channel in its ongoing subscriber war against Indian music label T-Series.

https://twitter.com/HackerGiraffe/status/1068714506770149376

Well, the hacker is at it again. Printer hack 2 is happening as we speak, and this time, TheHackerGiraffe has collaborated with another hacker who is known as j3ws3r on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/HackerGiraffe/status/1072931311675998210

https://twitter.com/j3ws3r/status/1073097779029991424

https://twitter.com/j3ws3r/status/1073145520867155968

https://twitter.com/HackerGiraffe/status/1073097846822498304

So this time, they are planning to hack some 100,000+ printers.

While TheHackerGiraffe’s last hacking attempt – which earned them tremendous media coverage, making them popular overnight – was aimed at garnering support for PewDiePie, they aren’t yet disclosing the reason behind this new hack.

https://twitter.com/HackerGiraffe/status/1073160580675104773

https://twitter.com/j3ws3r/status/1073160935085367297

They are, however, again sticking to the bottom line that through these hacks they want to spread security awareness as well. If their recent tweets are to go by, the hack could also cover stuff beyond printers.

https://twitter.com/HackerGiraffe/status/1073136087273496577

https://twitter.com/HackerGiraffe/status/1073136088724705280

It’ll be interesting to see what these hackers do this time. Meanwhile, our coverage of T-Series website hack has made it to Wired (one of the most respected publications out there), which in its latest piece has talked to @j3ws3r.

We’ll be updating this story as and when more info on the new hack emerges. Until then, keep a tab on this space, and read some of our other stories. I am sure you’ll like the kind of work we do.

Featured image via TheHackerGiraffe

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