A hacker named Stackoverflowin, control 1,50,000 insecure printers to raise awareness about hacking. He says there is a possibility for a hacker to hijacks all the printers which are not claiming to have any security feature in it. According to a hacker, the people are not aware of the danger leaving printers exposed online without any security settings enabled or a firewall. To create awareness, they attacked the security failed printers by sending a warning message, the hacker told Deepweb-Sites.
Top Manufacturing printers like HP, Brother, Epson, and Canon are shocked by the hacker behavior. A hacker instructed the machines to print a document like this,
The first message includes ASCII art depicting a robot with the hacker’s email address. The second hack message includes ASCII art depicting a computer and a nearby printer, as depicted below, as per the report was given by Bleeping Computer.
After leaving the printer user in shock, they contacted their product manufacturer asking about the security issues. They claim to manufacturers like HP’s official support forum, StackExchange, Spiceworks, local forums, Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter.
A hacker created an automated script in a single day and sends an alert message, claiming to raise awareness about hacking. People sharing their views of this hack on Twitter.
— Adon Cravens (@Bepo14a) February 7, 2017
— Gis ♒ (@rangel_giselle) February 6, 2017
— Stephanie Sanchez (@IAmStephanieS) February 6, 2017
The intention of this hack is to help the people and should be aware of the hacking. Hacker claims that there are many printers are in danger of getting hacked. Make sure, your printers are safe and protected.