Terrified PewDiePie Hacker Bids Dramatic Farewell

Kacy Zurkus | January 03, 2019

Terrified PewDiePie Hacker Bids Dramatic Farewell
After targeting tens of thousands of devices in the CastHack campaign, TheHackerGiraffe feared that his ethical hacking might have gone too far and decided to put an end to his attempts to educate followers on vulnerable devices. As Infosecurity Magazine reported earlier today, TheHackerGiraffe, in partnership with j3ws3r, exploited a vulnerability that allowed them to take advantage of routers with Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) enabled. The duo successfully hijacked more than 70,000 Chromecast-powered smart TVs, a vulnerability the hackers said was five years old. Despite the campaign's effectiveness in getting Google to issue a patch for Chrome for Android to resolve a security flaw that leaked information about smartphones' hardware model, firmware version and, indirectly, the device's security patch level, TheHackerGiraffe said in a Pastebin post that he is suffering from “the constant pressure of being afraid of being caught and prosecuted [that] has been keeping me up and giving me all kinds of fears and panic attacks.”

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