Hackers send anti-Semitic fliers to University of Maryland network
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (ABC7) —
The Anti-Defamation League estimates that some 30,000 printers on college campuses nationwide, including the University of Maryland in College Park, were accessed late last week to print out hateful flyers.
The flier asks, "The white man if he is sick and tired of the Jews destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneracy, and calls on the white man to join in the struggle for global white supremacy."
The Anti-Defamation League and other organizations are reporting that avowed white supremacist Andrew Auernheimer admits to being behind the attack that delivered the Anti-Semitic flier to thousands of printers at universities across the country.
Jewish students on campus we spoke with told us they are disappointed that people still communicate in such hateful ways.
Student Lydia Sonenklar says, "It's very sad for me when I see people just hate each other based on differences that don't really matter so much, and I have a really hard time wrapping my head out it."
Student Tsvi Glazer says, "It's unfortunate but it doesn't affect us so much because we have a strong connection, a strong community and we can all help each other get through anything that happens."
A spokesperson for The Anti-Defamation League tells ABC7 News that this hacking technique, infiltrating network printers, is a unique one.
"I think it's just scary because it kind of shows how little security we have with technology now a days," says Sonenklar.
The University of Maryland released a statement that reads, "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."
We are told that members of law enforcement are pursuing this case.
The person who has admitted responsibility lives, reportedly, overseas.