CastHack Exposes Google Chromecast Device Users to Risk

A pair of hackers have taken aim at vulnerable Google Chromecast media streaming devices, enabling them to send un-authorized content and messages to unsuspecting users.

The attack which has been dubbed “CastHack” identifies Google Chromecast devices that have been left exposed to the public internet. The two attackers, who operate under the aliases of “HackerGiraffe” and “j3ws3r” then abused capabilities in the Chromecast to post a message to victims asking them to subscribe to the channel of  popular YouTube streamer PewDiePie.