April 1, 2015
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A hacked electronic highway sign in
northwestern Texas carried an international message not seen much
in centuries on this side of the pond.
The sign Friday briefly flashed: "OMG The British R coming.
They R watching you."
KCBD-TV reports the electronic sign was in a construction area
in southwest Lubbock.
The Texas Department of Transportation says the mobile sign
belongs to a contractor.
A statement from Austin Bridge & Road says someone "with a
questionable sense of humor" accessed the password on the message
The company says its portable sign that was hacked has since
been removed, since a permanent exit sign has now been installed,
and locks have been added to the portable version.
No word yet on the culprits.
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