Hacker Hacked Printers To Tell People To Subscribe To Pewdiepie

For quite sometime now the massive youtuber Pewdiepie has been having a subscriber war with another youtube channel named T-Series. A India music channel that is tailing him for the most subscribers on youtube. As of writing this Pewdiepie is ahead but only by 100,000 subscribers. Both channels have 72 millions subs.

Pewdiepie has been very vocal about this mostly joking on how he might lose the number one spot. Encouraging people to share his video so he can remain number one. One loyal fan even went to buy billboards ads, car ads, and even go on the radio to promote him.

It seems to be that his loyal fanbase is at it again, but instead of buying ads a hacker by the name of TheHackerGiraffe hacked roughly 50,000 printers. When he hacked them he printed out a simple message for everyone near these printers to see which was subscribe to Pewdiepie.

Many people from around the world went on twitter to voice there confusion about the whole thing.

So this just randomly printed on one of our work printers. I think @pewdiepie has hacked our systems” – Dr. Moxmo(@Dr_Moxmo)

@Pewdiepie I work in IT around Brighton and our printers are being hacked… is this your propaganda?”- Georgia Barton(@Georgia_bizzle)

People from all around the world were hit with this friendly hack. The hacker had said he was able to do this thanks to Shodan.io which is a search engine for unsecured internet connected devices. He even said there were about 800,000 printers total that came up for him to hack.

He sent the message using a tool known as Printer Exploitation Toolkit or PRET for short. In a nutshell PRET allows you to hack printers and do whatever you want with them. He went on to tell the Engadment.com he did it because “I am honestly a huge fan of Pewds to begin with, but at the same time I wanted a light hearted message that would kind of humanize me instead of a big scary YOU’VE BEEN HACKED”.

He went on to say “I am a huge fan of Pewdiepie and thought it might give him a slight edge in his struggle to remain number one.”

So if you don’t want your printer to be hacked or don’t like Pewdiepie make sure to beef up your printer security.


UK citizen serves two years for DDos attacks

The United Kingdom has had enough. Making an example of notorious hacker they are giving a man two years for a DDos attack, and making an example of him for future offenders

Adam Mudd a citizen living in the united kingdom has been charged on three counts, of  computer of misuse. He was reportedly using a service called Titanium Stresser which is a service where people pay for DDos attacks. Which is a service where people pay to “hack” servers and or people. In simple terms a DDos attack is when someone or a large group of people, send massive massive traffic to a site in hopes to crash the servers that are being used. These attacks were made on some pretty big names such as MineCraft, RuneScape, and Microsoft Xbox Live services.

According to the prosecutor he built the Titanium Stresser, when he was around 15 years old. Since then estimately he has 1.7 million people use his service and earning more than $300,000. With about 53,000 being native to the UK. Adam went on later to confirm while he was studying computer science in his college, he breached his school’s security.

From how he manage to get so many users it turns out he was very flexible with payments. You could pay in bulk with $309.99 or 30,000 over the course of five years. He even had a refer a friend scheme to help pay for his service.

According to the records he didn’t live the high life at all, matter of fact it was simple the way he lived. When he got arrested he was sitting in his room on his computer and refused to unlock it, until his father got involved.

Mudd pled guilty to a number of charges. One count of doing unauthorized acts on computers, concealing criminal property, and supplying and offering an article for use in an offense contrary to the Computer Misuse Act.

His lawyer is defending him by saying he’s so out of touch with the real world, spending most of his time online. Due to him being bullied and mistreated at school he lost touch of what his actions could do. Trying so hard to gain friends via online gaming.