Hate crime synagogue hacker unlikely to be charged

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

In the first week of January, two synagogues in Boulder, Colorado, found that their websites had been defaced by a hacker who posted anti-Semitic messages.

The websites of Bonai Shalom and Har HaShem were breached on January 2nd with messages such as:

Jews are terrorists. Child Organ Smugglers

and

Jews are terrorists Organization

Subsequently, the Boulder Rabbinic Council’s website was also defaced with similar messages claiming to come from a hacker calling themselves “Waja (Adi Noor)”.

If you sprayed a swastika on the wall of a synagogue you wouldn’t be surprised if you got sent to prison, so it’s a little disappointing to hear that although the law enforcement authorities say they believe that they have identified the hacker, they do…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.