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PewDiePie Supporters Hack Printers Again, But This Time With a Serious Intention

This time there appears to be a bigger message to users: protect your printers.
Another day, another story of how people are doing everything in their power to help a Swedish gamer stay on top of his game. So what if it comes at a cost of hacking printers?

Printers around the world appear to have been hijacked again with a message to subscribe to a popular YouTube vlogger, and improve their cybersecurity.

Those behind the attack are thought to be the same ones that managed to get a message in support of social media star PewDiePie printed out on 50,000 machines last month.

It’s claimed the latest attack has forced print-outs on double that number: with users around the world in the UK, US, Argentina, Spain, Australia and elsewhere taking to social media to post pictures. This time there appears to be a bigger message to users: protect your printers.

Read entire article PewDiePie Hackers Hijack Printers Again | Phil Muncaster | InfoSecurity
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