LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — After a rash of anti-Semitic fliers recently began printing from network-connected printers or fax machines at several colleges in the Southland, students said they are appalled.

“Wow. That’s horrible, and that’s scary,” said one USC student.

The fliers appeared late last month at institutions including USC and Cal State Long Beach, along with other schools across the country, including Princeton University, Brown University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The fliers were addressed to “white men” and were intended to disparage Jewish people. They included links to a neo-Nazi website.

Andrew Aurenheimer, the hacker who stepped forward to take responsibility for the fliers, told CBS2’s Tom Wait why he pulled the stunt.

“We are undergoing a demographic collapse that will destroy us completely at the hands of Jewish manipulators. We must fight,” he said, via Twitter.

Aurenheimer is believed to be living in Eastern Europe. He said rather than hacking into private networks, the printers he used were easily accessed from public portals.

Some students said the best way to fight his hateful message is with kindness.

“How about a flier that has an inspiring or empowering message?” another USC student said. “Maybe that would be a good counteraction to that.”

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