Hundreds of thousands of devices across the world were affected recently by an attack that hijacked printers to print out strange messages.

Large printers in offices, domestic devices and receipt printers in restaurants made by well known manufacturers including HP, Brother, Epson, Canon, Lexmark & Minolta were accidentally left accessible via the web and were caught up in the hack.

Using an automated program to search for unprotected printers, the hacker was able to override security protection to print out the messages.

The result – a warning more than a malicious threat however it could easily of led to ransomware demands or the loss of customer data & important documents on your network.

Don’t leave it to chance call Hollis Office Solutions now on 01691 655244 for further details about security solutions that will protect your printing devices from cyber attacks.