Hacker sends anti-Semitic fliers to UMD printers

Posted at 7:46 AM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 09:01:45-04

Printers at the University of Maryland, College Park and other college campuses nationwide were hacked this week, spewing anti-Semitic messages from a neo-Nazi group.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, hateful fliers covered in swastikas were sent to thousands of campus printers, blaming Jewish people for destroying the country “through mass immigration and degeneracy,” and asking readers to “join us in the struggle for global white supremacy.”

The Anti-Defamation League says Andrew Auernheimer, a self-described “white nationalist hacktivist,” claims responsibility for compromising network printers to produce the fliers.

The University of Maryland released the following statement, WJLA reports:

"We condemn the content of the racist fliers, and the University of Maryland Police Department and the Division of Information Technology have looked into the matter. Security measures are being taken within our printer network to address this issue."

Other universities including UCLA and Princeton were reported targets. 

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