Pewdie Is Infiltrating Printers

Despite some bad publicity, Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg is one of YouTube’s most popular video game commentators. But Indian music production company T-Series has almost surpassed him. Although YouTube says they both have 72 million subscribers, Pewdiepie is about 100,000 ahead. Now, people from Canada to the UK have been getting Pewdiepie ads sent to their printers.

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“PewDiePie, the currently most subscribed to channel on YouTube, is at stake of losing his position as the number one position by an Indian company called T-Series that simply uploads videos of Bollywood trailers and campaigns,” the ad read, urging people to unsubscribe from T-Series, subscribe to Pewdiepie, and “Tell everyone you know. Seriously.”


A Twitter user named TheHackerGiraffe took responsibility for the ads, asking people to “spread the word with your friends about printers and printer security” because “this is actually a scary matter.”  He claims that it was easy to hack 50,00 printers: “The most horrifying part is: I never considered hacking printers before, the whole learning, downloading, and scripting process took no more than 30 minutes.”

Regardless, Pewdiepie’s new video didn’t mention TheHackerGiraffe.