Feb 052017
 

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A grey-hat hacker going by the name of Stackoverflowin says he’s pwned over 150,000 printers that have been left accessible online.

Speaking to Bleeping Computer, the hacker says he wanted to raise everyone’s awareness towards the dangers of leaving printers exposed online without a firewall or other security settings enabled.

Automated script behind the “attacks”

For the past 24 hours, Stackoverflowin has been running an automated script that he wrote himself, which searches for open printer ports and sends a rogue print job to the target’s device.

From high-end multi-functional printers at corporate headquarters to lowly receipt printers in small town restaurants, all have been affected.

Read more on BleepingComputer.

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