The battle for who gets the most cartoon channel on YouTube was released in the real world months ago when…
The battle for who gets the most cartoon channel on YouTube was released in the real world months ago when Felix PewDiePie Kjellberg fans started fighting to raise awareness about the Swedish star. The grassroots effort has been a lot of fun for the most part – but recently people on social media have been reported to be hacked by someone who calls them to subscribe to PewDiePie.
Kjellberg has retained his status as a top channel on YouTube for years, but recently his claim to the throne has been increasingly threatened by T-Series, a channel owned by an Indian music production company. The T series growth rate in 201
8 has become explosive: it currently has over 72 million subscribers and places it behind Kjellberg by about 150,000 fans. According to the T-Series subscriber’s web site, many spectators appreciate that the channel eventually grows up PewDiePie, but Kjellberg and his fans are fighting.
Kjellberg’s latest uploads often contain segments asking fans to persuade people to subscribe to him. As a result, PewDiePie fans have done everything from placing posters to play Kjellberg’s diss-track against the T-series at the club . One YouTuber launched a citywide advertising campaign where they purchased every single sign, radio site and local TV site supported for PewDiePies channel. Together, the fans have ensured that Kjellberg stays tight before the T series beyond what is expected.
In recent days, Twitter users have sent screenshots of unwanted prints from Internet-connected printers who say PewDiePie needs help. “PewDiePie, currently the most widely reported channel on YouTube, is at stake to lose its position as the number one position of an Indian company called T-Series, which simply uploads videos from Bollywood trailers and campaigns, says the sheet. The printout tells people to subscribe to Kjellberg and to “tell everyone you know” about the YouTube competition. At the end there is an ASCII figure of a “brofist”, a gesture Kjellberg is famous for. The screenshots have no specific origin. Users from Canada to the UK has been given it.
A hacker on Twitter has claimed responsibility for printing and explains that the stunt is apparently their way of increasing awareness about printer security.
According to @ TheHackerGiraff’s tweets, they utilized an open network port available on hundreds of thousands of printers worldwide. This is a known vulnerability that allows printers to receive data. To do so, the hacker claims that they used a tool called PRET that, according to its GitHub page, allows attackers to “captur [e]” or manipulate [e] print jobs, access the printer’s file system and memory, or even cause physical damage to unit. “
” Your printer is exposed “TheHackerGiraffe told a user on Twitter.” I try to warn you to close it, how should I get your attention? “
” I did not think it would work when I did it, “TheHackerGiraffe said on Twitter. Verge has come to the hacker and requests evidence that binds them to the exploitation, and we will update this post when we are back.