BERKELEY (KCBS) — An Arkansas man is taking credit for hacking into the printers at U-C Berkeley, Princeton and more than a dozen other colleges across the country, and installing code that caused them to print out anti-Semitic flyers.
Andrew Auernheimer, known in hacking circles as “Weev,” is notorious online for his white supremacist views and, according to the Mercury News, once served prison time for stealing the personal information of more than 100,000 iPad users.READ MORE: FDA Clears Johnson & Johnson's Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Immediate Use
The 29-year-old says he took advantage of the so-called “Internet of Things,” exploiting the printers’ insecure Internet connections to install a malicious PostScript routine that caused the printers to pit out swastika-emblazoned flyers with anti-Jewish messages, and calls to click on a neo-Nazi website.READ MORE: Sacramento Doctor Appears in Virtual Traffic Court While Performing Surgery
The flyers were printed out at numerous U.C. Berkeley departments, staff reported.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Police Return Stolen Puppy to Richmond Family