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Hackers Took Control of Google Smart TV Systems to Promote PewDiePie

Anonymous hackers say they have hacked more than 72,000 smart TV devices and that over 65,000 of these devices were forced to play a video.

The hacked video informs victims that their device is “exposing sensitive information about you” while also telling them to subscribe to PewDiePie.

This is the message display:

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The hackers, only known as @HackerGiraffe and @J3ws3r, also claimed responsibility for #PrinterHack, which was a hack of tens of thousands of printers worldwide promoting PewDiePie.

Their website also features a FAQ section. Under “What do you want?” They respond:

“Well, fix your device first. Also subscribe to PewDiePie on YouTube! Also Pyrocynical, Dolan Dark and grandayy. Don’t forget good ol’ Keemstar!”

PewDiePie had a short response on Twitter regarding the story:

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