PewDiePie’s fans latest stunt proves that there is nothing they won’t do to help the controversial YouTuber remain the most subscribed to channel on the platform.
The Wall Street Journal was hacked by PewDiePie fans earlier today. The cybercriminals posted a fake apology from the WSJ to PewDiePie through a sponsored ad on an affiliate page. The apology stated that they had fired the employee who spoke negatively about PewDiePie and offered to sponsor the YouTuber so that he could stay in the lead ahead of T-Series.
But the trolls also couldn’t resist spicing up the phony message by adding that they also need “your credit card number, expiry date, and the lucky 3 digits on the back to win the chicken dinner in Fortnite.”
His fanbase is not new to hacking at all. They managed to hack a bunch of printers so that sheets of paper would come out asking readers to subscribe to PewDiePie. This hacking wasn’t taken so lightly. The WSJ told The Verge that they are investigating the issue. They also cleared up the rumor that The Wall Street Journal was hacked by sharing that it was actually an affiliate page.
“The page was owned by WSJ. Custom Solutions, a unit of the advertising arm, which is not affiliated with The Wall Street Journal newsroom.”
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