A new hacking campaign is underway that is targeting Chromecast adapters, Smart TVs, and Google Home in order to play a YouTube video promoting PewDiePie’s YouTube channel.
Since the battle to have the most subscribers began between the YouTube channels of PewDiePie and T-Series, a hacker who goes by the name TheHackerGiraffe has been performing creative attacks that promote PewDiePie’s channel. First they sent print jobs promoting PewDiePie to Internet-connected printers. Now they are targeting Internet-connected devices that support Chromecast and forcing them to play a YouTube video.
Read more about the new hacking campaign on BleepingComputer.