Mar 31, 2016 12:33 PM
UNH hacked; racist, anti-Semitic fliers sent to public printers
DURHAM - The University of New Hampshire is one of several colleges to receive racist, anti-Semitic fliers on its public printers last week, university officials said.
According to Fosters.com, the fliers appeared on public printers in the Dimond Library and the Memorial Union Building over the past week. The fliers were covered in swastikas, addressed to “white men,” disparaged Jewish people, and included links to a neo-Nazi website called "The Daily Stormer," The New York Times reported.
The New York Times also reported a well-known hacker who goes by the name of "Weev" claimed responsibility for sending the fliers to public printers to more than dozen college campuses last week. "Weev" is the alias for Andrew Auernheimer, who in 2010 was part of a group of hackers that discovered a security loophole on AT&T’s servers and gained access to the data of 114,000 customers. Auernheimer was initially convicted of identity fraud and conspiracy to access a computer without authorization, but his conviction was overturned on appeal.
Other New England schools affected by the fliers
- Smith College in Northampton, Mass
- Northeastern University in Boston
- Brown University in Providence, R.I.
- University of Rhode Island
- University of Connecticut
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- Princeton University
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- DePaul University in Chicago
- University of Southern California