Hackers Spam Business Receipts With ‘Pro-Union’ and ‘Anti-Work’ Messages and Workers Are Loving It

some people are taking great resignation Really seriously fighting for its ideas even outside of my own workplace.

Employees across the United States are finding that their store receipt printers are spamming pro-labor and pro-union messages as hackers exploit them via wireless networks.

Trying to reach those who need it most – those who are underpaid, undervalued and overworked – these messages encourage workers to discuss their pay, demand better conditions, and spend their time and themselves with their careers. encourage outside importance, which often directs readers to the subreddit. r/antiwork, which has exploded in popularity in recent months.

Looks like great resignation ideas continue to spread

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As hackers exploit commercial printers via wireless networks to send antiwork manifestos to employees

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as journalists Motherboard passed ToldThere are countless similar posts on , r/Antiwork and some Redditors have suggested that the messages are fake (ie produced by people who have access to a receipt printer and posted online for effect or to make it look like a subreddit). Posted as part of a conspiracy for) doing something illegal).

But Andrew Morris, founder of gray noise. indiscriminately across the Internet, as if by spraying or blowing them everywhere. Morris has a history of catching hackers exploiting unsecured printers.

“Someone is using a technique similar to ‘mass scanning’ to massively blast raw TCP data directly to printer services over the Internet,” Morris said. “Basically for every single device that has port TCP 9100, open and print a prewritten document that references r/antiwork with some worker rights/counter capitalist messaging.”

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Whoever is behind it, Morris said, they’re doing it “in an intelligent way.”

“The person or people behind this are distributing mass-print from 25 different servers, so blocking one IP is not enough,” he explained.

“A technical person is broadcasting a print request for a document that contains labor rights messages to all printers that are incorrectly configured to be exposed to the Internet and we have confirmed that it prints successfully in certain locations.” It will be difficult to confirm the exact number but Shodan suggests that thousands of printers have been exposed,” he said, referring to Shodan, a tool that scans the Internet for unsecured computers, servers and other devices. .

Hackers exploiting unsecured printers have a tumultuous history. A few years ago, for example, one of them spit out a printer promoting YouTube PewDiePie. In 2017, a printer made by another hacker spread a message where they were bragging and calling themselves “Hacker God”.

and people like it

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