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Wall Street Journal Website Defaced by PewDiePie Supporter

Written by Bill Toulas
Last updated September 27, 2021

The Wall Street Journal website was defaced for a few hours, showing a fake post of apology to the popular YouTuber. WSJ was the reason that PewDiePie lost a lucrative content deal with Disney who offered him a place in their subscription service, as in February 2017 they posted a story in which they accused the youtuber of anti-Semitic jokes. The fake apologetic message read the following:

“WallStreet Journal would like to apologize to pewdiepie.
Due to misrepresentation by our journalists, those of whom have now been fired, we are sponsoring pewdiepie to reach maximum subscribers and beat Tseries to 80million.
We also need your credit card number, expiry date, and the lucky 3 digits on the back to win the chicken dinner in fortnite.”

As the subscriber count battle between PewDiePie and the Indian music label “T-Series” culminates, hackers will continue to use the topic as the main theme of their attacks, making it a funny excuse to hack something out there. Only in the last couple of months, a Twitter user named “TheHackerGiraffe” hacked a total of 150000 printers in the context of two attacks, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie’s channel (and also secure their printers). This time, the victim was the website of WSJ, and more specifically their sponsored content web pages. The hacker replaced the Oracle section with the apology message and ended it with a “subscribe here” link to the PewDiePie channel.

Right now, PewDiePie’s channel on YouTube counts over 77 million subscribers while T-Series stands at 75 million. That said, it looks like the hacking efforts, no matter whether they are using this theme for fun or not, work to the benefit of PewDiePie. Soon, he will be the clear winner of this battle, and hackers will have to find another causation to make fun of the lack of security in IT systems around the globe.

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