Hate Speech Printouts

A number of units have reported receiving hate speech printouts, which contain threatening and hateful language. As a temporary measure we have blocked the IPs listed below, which are suspected to be the source of these printouts. This is a reminder that unsecured printers that are internet accessible can be exploited and can create a negative impact to the University.

Attacker IP Addresses blocked at the border:

  • 104.131.7.65 (U.S.)
  • 83.12.185.90 (Poland)
  • 173.10.65.53 (U.S.)

As a security precaution, printers should be blocked from internet access. Cybercriminals can obtain remote control of the printer and launch attacks inside the network. Further malicious attacks can occur when inappropriate material is printed without authorization.

If you come across such printouts, or need help blocking a printer from internet access, please contact security@ubc.ca.