In late November 2018, a hacker found over 50,000 printers were exposed to the Internet in ways they shouldn’t have been. He wanted to raise awareness of this problem, and got himself into a whole heap of trouble.

If you’re going to be a hacktivist, follow the advice in this video to conduct proper OpSec.


Very special thanks goes to The Hacker Giraffe for sharing their story.

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